Minnesota’s Piano Man: NBA prospect Zeke Nnaji making sweet music on, off the court

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Former Hopkins high school star Zeke Nnaji was the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and made first team All Pac-12 after a phenomenal season for the Arizona Wildcats.

The 6-foot-11 versatile forward led Arizona with 16.1 points and 8.6 rebounds per game.

Nnaji declared for the 2020 NBA Draft, which is October 16, and he’s projected as a first round pick. He was home earlier this month for a break from training in Las Vegas under the watch of legendary trainer Joe Abunassar.

While back in the Twin Cities, our Darren ‘Doogie’ Wolfson caught up with Nnaji. When at the Nnaji family house, Wolfson walked in to the dulcet tones of Zeke playing the well-known Billy Joel song ‘Piano Man’ on his piano. Yes, Nnaji is as talented off the court, as he is on.

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Nnaji has interviewed virtually with over 20 NBA teams, and he’ll connect with the hometown Timberwolves on Tuesday.