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Saturday / November 17.
  • Kofi Cockburn sets unofficials to St. John’s, UConn

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Kofi Cockburn, the 6-foot-11 big man from the NY Rens and Christ the King High School, has set two unofficial visits.

    Cockburn will trip to St. John’s (June 26) and UConn (June 29), a source close to the situation told ZAGSBLOG.

    Cockburn is looking to cut his list to 10 schools in the coming weeks. He currently has a group of schools that currently includes Georgetown, Kansas, Illinois, Ohio State, Villanova, Syracuse, St. John’s, UConn and Tennessee.

    Cockburn recently said he plans to cut his list to 10 schools “after AAU season.”

    “I have like 30 [offers] now,” he said.

    Cockburn recently picked up offers from Kansas and Tennessee but said he wants to hear from the “blue blood schools” — Kentucky, Duke and North Carolina.

    “It’s always good to have them on your stuff and they produce pros every year,” he said. “And that’s one of my goals, is to become a pro.”

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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.