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Saturday / August 19.
  • Duke, Kansas, UCLA Reach Out to 2019 Big Man Kofi Cockburn

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    Kofi Cockburn, a 6-10 sophomore at Christ the King (NY), continues to pick up high-major interest.

    Duke head man Mike Krzyzewski called Cockburn to let him know he will be following him during July, NY Rens coach Kareem Memminger said.

    UCLA, Kansas and South Carolina previously reached out last week.

    The Christ the King big man already holds offers from Auburn, Cincinnati, Creighton, Florida State, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Indiana, LSU, Miami, Minnesota, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Providence, Rhode Island, Rutgers, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Syracuse, TCU and UNLV.

    He has interest from Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA, Maryland and Villanova.

    “He has huge upside,” Memminger said. “He’s a throw-back big who can play with his back to the basket and can score in the post. He likes to play through contact. His favorite players are DeMarcus Cousins, Andre Drummond and Amar’e Stoudemire.

    “Everybody wants him,” Royals’ head coach Joe Arbitello said earlier this year. “They’ll start calling at the end of the year, they’ll come in, they’ll see him. That’s when they’ll start to make their major push for him.”

     

     

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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.