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Jio Fontan got a conditional release from Fordham Monday and has already heard from a handful schools.
Southern Cal, Miami, Indiana, Oklahoma State and Kansas State have reached out to the Fontan family and Jorge Fontan said they may visit USC this coming weekend.
“Yeah, we’re probably gonna go,” Jorge said. “USC already called and offered him a scholarship. They want us to go out this weekend.”
Jorge said the other schools have already called, and he expects that Arizona may call as well.
“We want to try to take every visit we can,” Jorge said.
According to the conditional release Jio cannot play for any other Atlantic 10 schools or any schools in the tri-state area.
Fontan must sit a year before suiting up in December 2010, at which point he will have a year and a half of eligiblity left.
Asked what the timetable was, Jorge said: “Obviously, before the end of the month.”
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
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