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Coach: Tony Trocha Will Enter College in December

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Tony Trocha will be on a college campus in December.

That’s what his mentor, Jamie Ibanez, told Monday afternoon.

“He’s going to college in December, spring semester,” Ibanez said of the Colombian native. “He’s not going to prep school or anything.”

During the Reebok Breakout Challenge last month, Ibanez rattled off a list of scholarship
offers that includes Kentucky, Ohio State, Baylor, Texas A&M, Arizona, UCLA, Oregon, Providence and Georgetown, among others.

Ibanez said no college visits were currently planned for the 6-foot-10 Trocha, a long, athletic forward who recently played in the adidas Nations event in Los Angeles.

“Right now he’s taking intensive English classes and preparing for the SAT,” Ibanez said. “He’s finished with high school.”


6-8 PF Austin Nichols of Briarcrest (Tenn.) Christian has cut his list to six schools: Memphis, Tennessee, Duke, Vanderbilt, Auburn and Virginia….6-10 forward Marcus Lee of Antioch, Calif., will visit UCLA unofficially Saturday and Cal Sept. 1…Former Hofstra commit Malik Nichols and guard Darrel Lucky will attend South Plains (Texas) College, a junior college, per Paul Ruddock.

Photo: adidas Nations

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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 whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. 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.