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  • Rod Odom Down to 4 Schools

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    Rod Odom took his final official visit to Boston College this weekend and is now set to decide among four schools.

    The 6-foot-8, 195-pound Odom out of Concord (Mass.) Middlesex says he will choose one of the following four schools: Arizona, Boston College, Vanderbilt or West Virginia.

    “I’m pretty much done taking visits,” Odom said Sunday afternoon. “I’m just looking to talk things over with my family the next couple of days.”

    Odom, a Long Island native, says there is no favorite.

    “I wouldn’t say there’s any favorite,” he said. “Every school has real good things to offer. At this point they’re all pretty much even.”

    Harvard is out of the mix because the Ivy League school cannot offer scholarships and the financial aid package offered was more than Rod Odom Sr. expected.

    Odom visited BC this weekend and ran with the basketball team. He also watched along with former BC quarterback Doug Flutie as the Eagles beat Florida State in football.

    “It was exciting,” Odom said.

    As for BC coach Al Skinner told him about his role, Odom said. “He just said they’d use me at the three and I’d fit into his style of offense. It would be good to play with them because they don’t have a player like me.”

    ARIZONA SCHOOLS IN THE MIX FOR BEJARANO

    Arizona and Arizona State are now in the mix for Daniel Bejarano, a 6-5, 200-pound shooting guard from Phoenix ranked No. 13 at his position in the Class of 2010.

    Bejarano just decommitted from Texas.

    Ray Arvizu Jr., Bejarano’s mentor, told the Arizona Daily Star that Wildcats coach Sean Miller met with Bejarano for three hours Thursday night.

    “I was there and I think it went really, really well,” Arvizu told the newspaper. “Daniel was impressed with his energetic style and his desire to bring Arizona back. … Sean came by himself, and he expressed to Daniel the importance of getting to know him as a head coach.”

    Arizona State coach Herb Sendek is also recruiting Bejarano.

    “I think that U of A is the better fit,” Arvizu told the Daily star, “but at the same time, ASU is right here.”

    LAMB MAY VISIT ARIZONA

    Doron Lamb spent this weekend at Oklahoma, along with Ames Iowa wing Harrison Barnes.

    Lamb also plans to visit Kansas Oct. 16 and possibly Arizona as well.

     “Of course, Arizona is still in the running,” Calvin Lamb told the Daily Star. “I was just telling the [Arizona] coach, don’t go by the order” of visits.

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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.