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Wednesday / February 22.

Matt Zignorski to Fordham; Japhet Kadji to Wagner

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ZiggyPope John’s Matt Zignorski has committed to Fordham.

The 6-foot-3 2015 point guard also had offers from Bucknell, Princeton, American, Monmouth, Penn and Boston University.

“I think he made a tremendous decision,” his high school coach, Jason Hasson, told “He’s a great student and a great player who continues to get better every day.

“The A-10 is competitive conference and with his ability to score and run a team. He’s going to be a valuable player in that league.”


Japhet Kadji, a 6-7, 210-pound 2014 orward from IMG Academy, committed to Wagner.

Kadji is a stretch four with good size and skills and figures to be an impact player for the Seahawks.

“The coaching staff made me pick Wagner,” he told “Coach Bashir [Mason], Coach ¬†[Mike] Babul and everyone surrounding them are great guys. I feel like they can make me become a better player.

“The campus was great and the team seems like a very close one. I feel like they built a family and I want to be a part of that. I feel I can bring versatility to Wagner. I can play multiple positions and defend multiple positions.”

He also considered Youngstown State and FAMU.

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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.