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Despite an Internet report that Andre Drummond may reclassify to the Class of 2011, everyone around him says he will remain in 2012.
“I don’t think so,” Connecticut Basketball Club coach Joe Gaetano said Monday by phone. “He’s 2012 right now and I think he’s staying that way.”
Asked by text if Drummond was switching to 2011, St. Thomas More coach Jere Quinn replied, “No one has said anything to me.”
An assistant coach at a Division 1 school recruiting Drummond concurred by saying he hears Drummond will remain in 2012, where he’s ranked the No. 1 prospect.
Quinn previously said the 6-foot-10 Middletown, Conn., native was being most heavily courted by Louisville, Kentucky, West Virginia, UConn, Pittsburgh, North Carolina and Georgetown.
“Those are the ones who have spoken to him most aggressively,” Quinn said in February. “He’s been very close to the chest and he hasn’t really discussed what he wants.”
As for Kris Dunn, Drummond’s CBC teammate, Gaetano said UConn, Providence and Marquette were all involved with the 6-3 point guard.
“He’s being recruited pretty heavy,” Gaetano said.
“Two weekends ago, we didn’t have Andre and he basically carried us,” Gaetano added. “He more than held his own against [Ricky] Ledo. The rest of the team followed him.
“He rebounds really well, defends really well, handles really well, scores when he wants to. He does everything for us.”
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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.