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Monday / May 25.
  • DeAndre Daniels on Brink of Deciding

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    DeAndre Daniels stands on the brink of making a college decision, according to West Coast recruiting expert Dinos Trigonis, who spoke Thursday with Daniels.

    “They’re trying to make a decision here, hopefully around Jan. 1,” Trigonis, who has coached Daniels in AAU, said Thursday by phone. “They’re going to basically finalize and get together as a family and decide what they want to do.”

    Neither DeAndre nor his father, LaRon, were immediately available by phone.

    The 6-foot-9, 197-pound Daniels recently returned from his fourth visit, to Texas, and Trigonis said it went well.

    “They had a good time,” he said.

    A onetime Texas commit, Daniels has now taken officials to Kansas, Kentucky, Oregon and Texas, but Trigonis said Oregon is on the outside looking in.

    “I think probably the three is Kansas, Kentucky and Texas,” Trigonis said. “I wouldn’t totally rule out Oregon but they’re probably a notch behind the other school.”
    Daniels could opt to remain at IMG Academies through the spring, but Trigonis thinks he’ll pull the trigger and commit now, but wait until the fall to play.

    “He’s going to school in January but I don’t think he’s going to play this year,” he said.

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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.