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Sunday / September 24.
  • Udoka Azubuike Has No Timetable on Announcing

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    After initially planning to announce his college choice on Sunday at the Hoophall Classic, Udoka Azubuike now has no plans to announce anytime soon, his guardian told SNY.tv.

    “Not as of now, no date set,” Harry Coxsome said Wednesday.

    The 6-foot-11 Azubuike out of Jacksonville (FL) Potter’s Christian is a newly-minted McDonald’s All-American who nearly brought down the backboard with this two-handed dunk on Sunday in a loss to Mohamed Bamba and Westtown (Pa.). North Carolina head coach Roy Williams and assistant Steve Robinson sat courtside, and Kansas assistant Jerrance Howard was also at the event.

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    Speaking last week with Zach Smart, Azubuike broke down all three of his schools:

    FSU: “FSU is a great school, good program. Coach [Leonard Hamilton] is trying to make something happen. You can see it with all the young players, Dwayne Bacon, Malik Beasley, all of them boys. It’s something big.”

    UNC: “Coach Roy Williams, he came to my house and spoke to me about how he’s trying to build a team for me next year. He told me about people who are leaving [for the NBA], people who are coming back. The way he spoke to me, the way we’ve built a relationship, it is pretty awesome.”

    Kansas: “Kansas is interesting with all the history and all the basketball tradition. I’ve been there and experienced it. Bill Self, everyone knows what he has done. I mean, you can’t go wrong with any of the three schools.”

    “It’s got to be based on my relationship with the coach and big man style of play and how I fit their system,” Azubuike said.

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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.