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Kentan Facey Cuts List, Will Visit UConn, SJU & Rutgers
Kentan Facey has cut his list from 30 or 40 scholarship offers to 11 schools and will visit UConn Wednesday, St. John’s Friday and Rutgers next week.
“We just cut his list,” Kareem Memminger, Facey’s AAU coach with the Rens, told SNY.tv Monday.
Memminger said Facey is now considering 11 schools: Rhode Island, UCLA, Providence, Virginia Tech, Memphis, Rutgers, UConn, USC, St. John’s, Xavier and Dayton.
Memminger said UConn head coach Jim Calhoun’s recent biking accident in which he underwent surgery for a fractured hip wouldn’t impact Facey’s consideration of the school. Christ the King power forward Jordan Fuchs may also visit UConn Wednesday, Memminger said, and Brooklyn South Shore shooting guard Terrence Samuel is headed to UConn Friday.
“[Assistant coach] Kevin [Ollie] is going to host us,” Memminger said, “and we’re still going.
“They said he’s up and running. He’s fine. [Ollie] went to see him in the hospital. He’ll be back in the office soon so everything should be fine.”
Facey will also visit St. John’s Friday and Rutgers next week, Memminger said.
As for the 6-8 Facey, Memminger said his ceiling is “high.”
“He’s a very good athletic face-up four,” he said. “He’s got a chance of playing some three. He can shoot it. He’s got a nice touch. He’s got a chance to be very good. He can do some special things if he works hard.”
UConn and Miami also both offered 2014 Expressions Elite F Abdul Malik Abu, and he will visit UConn later this month with shooting guard Jared Terrell, Expressions coach Tyron Boswell told SNY.tv. UConn offered Terrell earlier this year.
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