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Monday / February 19.
  • Anfernee Simons enjoys N.C. State visit, no more trips currently scheduled

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    Anfernee Simons enjoyed his weekend visit to N.C. State for the North Carolina game.

    “It went [well],” Simons’ father Charles told ZAGSBLOG by text. “Great environment, great style of play, great coach!”

    He added: “They said he was a priority and that they want him to play the one. No other visits have been scheduled.

    Simons previously took  an official visit to Tennessee for the Kentucky game.

    Simons is NBA Draft-eligible and is expected test the waters this spring, but could still opt to attend college in 2018-19. He is projected as the No. 23 pick in the Draft to the Lakers, per ESPN.com.

    “I haven’t really focused on the NBA much,” he said in his recent Rivals blog. “I am just trying to finish out my prep season on a good note, get better every day, and really help us get to the prep school national championship. I want to end the season without losing so we can make the tournament.

    “My mindset hasn’t changed from before. I was trying to get scholarship offers for college but now I am just trying to show the NBA who I am as a person and as a player and if I do that, I am going to be all right.

    “People have told me they think that I am an explosive guard that can score and shoot and they want someone that can do stuff like that. I think being so young really intrigues them the most.

    “The process might be a little drawn out. Even if I go to college, I probably won’t get there until the summer, most likely, after the deadline. I honestly won’t commit until it comes to decide in May.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. 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.