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Wednesday / June 28.
  • Recruiting Roundup: Donnie Tillman, Brandon Slater, Onyeka Okongwu

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    **Donnie Tillman, the 6-7 power forward from Findlay (NV) Prep, says has a timetable in mind for his recruitment.

    “I’m going to sign during the late period and probably commit mid-season,” said Tillman. “Hopefully, I will commit before the national tournament.”

    Tillman, who took an official visit to Utah last month (Nov. 28), plans to visit TCU later this month. “I have a TCU visit coming up on December 29,” said Tillman. “I just want to make sure that I go to right spot.”

    **Brandon Slater, the 2018 shooting guard from Paul VI (VA) High School, says five schools are working the hardest for his recruitment: Virginia, South Carolina, Maryland, Villanova and Miami. He broke down each school for ZAGSBLOG.

    UVA: “They’re a school that I’ve always had my eye on. I love how they are centered around defense.”

    South Carolina: “They are another tough gritty team that prides themselves on the little things, which is what I try to do.”

    Maryland:  “They’re a school that’s very close to home. Having them be such a dominant force in college basketball makes it even better.”

    Villanova: “They have many unique ideas, schemes, and mottoes that match how I play.”

    Miami:  “They just have a great coaching staff with an idea and view of how they want the future to be.”

    **Onyeka Okongwu, the 2019 power forward from Chino Hills (CA) High School, says five schools are recruiting him the hardest.

    Okongwu named USC, UCLA, Arizona State, Alabama, and UNLV as those schools.

    Chino Hills has Lamelo and Liangelo Ball, who have both committed to UCLA. Current UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball also attended Chino Hills. 

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