HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (WKRC) – Northern Kentucky men's basketball head coach Darrin Horn has announced the addition of Marquette transfer Keeyan Itejere to the squad for the 2023-24 season, made official on Tuesday.
NKU also landed Green Bay center Cade Meyer, according to NKU radio analyst Rick Broering.
The 6-foot-8, 220-pound Meyer averaged 10.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in 27.4 minutes per game this past season.
Itejere, a native of Knightdale, N.C., joins the Norse by way of Marquette where he was part of a Golden Eagles squad that won the Big East Conference Championship and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament this past season.
The 6' 9" forward was one of the most athletically gifted student-athletes in the Big East and around the nation, as he held the Marquette program record for standing vertical leap at 36.5 inches.
"Keeyan is a great addition to our program," Horn said. "He is an elite athlete and a major presence at the rim with tremendous size and upside. He joins NKU with a winning pedigree and has been well coached by one of the best coaches in college basketball. Keeyan has a mature approach, strong work ethic and was raised to be a high character young man. We are thrilled to welcome Keeyan to NKU."
Itejere makes his way to Highland Heights following two years in the Golden Eagles program. He redshirted the 2021-22 season and appeared in 13 games in 2022-23. This past year, he made all five of his shot attempts, all dunks, and posted seven rebounds and one block in 31 minutes of action.
He will enter NKU with three years of eligibility remaining.
Information courtesy NKU Athletics