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Loyola Marymount basketball to sign Munis Tutu of Windsor

A Windsor teen is well on his way to fulfilling his professional basketball dream, after being offered a college scholarship to play for Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
Windsor teen Munis Tutu shows his jerseys and medals. The 18-year-old has been offered a college basketball scholarship with Loyola Marymount University in L.A. this fall. (CBC)

Windsor teen, Munis Tutu, is well on his way to fulfilling his professional basketball dream, after being offered a college scholarship to play for Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

"They offered me just a starting spot coming in, making an impact with the team," said Tutu. "Then the coaches really believe that once I'm done at LMU, I'll either be playing in the NBA or probably professionally overseas."

With seven offers from U.S. colleges to consider, Tutu said he's feeling relieved now that the process is over.

While he enjoyed being wooed by different schools, he said it was also overwhelming.

"They call you everyday, they text you everyday, send you a lot of letters and stuff, but the whole process, I enjoyed it," he said.

Tutu went to visit LMU with his family this week and left convinced.

"I trusted the coaching staff. The academics were great," he said. "They told me when I graduated from Loyola, if basketball doesn't work out, I wouldn't have any problem finding a job because how well it is [the school] known academically."

Tutu expects to officially sign with LMU later this month.

Sandwich Teen Action Group kept Tutu focused

Growing up in West Windsor, Tutu credits his time at the Sandwich Teen Action Group for keeping him focused.

Last year, he helped the Under-18 Canadian National team earn a silver medal at the world championships.

This season, he led his Indiana prep school, where he currently attends, to a 28-2 record, and made a lot of people back home proud.

"I knew he could do it," said his cousin Mousab Toto. "He's always working hard. He's always in the gym. He's dedicated."

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