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Sunday / February 18.
  • Ajayi Still Mulling Final Visits

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    Lekan Ajayi, a 6-foot-11 center from Quality Education (N.C.), has just returned from his official to Loyola Marymount and is still planning his final two visits.

    “I went to California,” he said of the trip to LMU. “It was nice. They have a good business management course. The school is not a big population school, it’s a medium school, with 14-20 [students] per class.

    “It’s good out there, very close to the Los Angeles Lakers arena. It’s nice. The L.A. weather is nice, like Nigerian weather. I like it out there, too.”

    Ajayi also said he set a new Quality Education record with 24 rebounds when the Fighting Pharoahs beat LaPorte (IN) La Lumiere, 55-48, Saturday in the NCSAA Division 1 Championship Saturday in Erie, Pa.

    Ajayi has now taken officials to Seton Hall, Tennessee and LMU and has two remaining.

    His uncle, Godwin Owinje, said Ajayi may also visit Florida State, Miami or Wake Forest, although Ajayi has said Wake is not on his list.

    “I know Florida State is in the picture and Miami’s in the picture and Wake Forest’s in the picture,” Owinje said. “We are just waiting for things to cool down before we decide where he’s going to visit

    “Florida State is still playing. Whenever they’re done, or if they make it to the [NCAA] championship game, we’ll wait till then.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, 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. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.