De Sousa, a native of Angola, listed Louisville, Kansas, North Carolina and Kentucky as the schools working the hardest. He holds offers from Louisville, Maryland, Florida and Syracuse, among others.
“I haven’t taken any visits yet,” he said. “I might next year.”
IMG Academy coach Vince Walden a former college coach, said De Sousa has a huge upside.
“He’s doing really well,” he said. “He’s got a great body. He’s teachable, coachable, unbelievable human being. It’s fun to coach him.”
De Sousa has a terrific motor and wants to keep improving his fundamentals.
“[I can] rebound, score, I’m really good at scoring the ball,” he said. “All I have to do is improve on my handle, my jump shot and everything else will come after that.”
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