June 12, 2012
For a young man, incoming freshman guard Rich Audu is well traveled. Born in Nigeria, Audu moved to Houston at a young age before moving north of the border to Canada at the age of 13. It was here that he developed his game, spending last year at the Regional Elite Development Academy (REDA). The equivalent of an American prep school, his time at REDA allowed Audu to hone his game and play against many prep schools in the Northeast and Eastern Seaboard.
"REDA was a really cool program", said Audu. "It was mostly just training, working out, working on my game. It was good, they have a good coaching staff over there, a nice facility."
While REDA helped develop Audu's game, and allowed him to play with other incoming Division I players like Naz Long (Iowa State) and Martin Dixon Green (New Mexico State), recruiting interest began before attending the program during his sophomore season, and really heated up his junior year while attending Father Henry Carr High School.