Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Recruiting Roundup: Dillon Brooks to Oregon, Mike Aaman to Wagner, Aaron Brown Taking Visits
Oregon added a late commitment for the 2014 class Sunday when Dillon Brooks, a 6-foot-5 Canadian shooting guard from Findlay Prep, announced he was reclassing and verbally committing to the Ducks.
Brooks Tweeted: “I’ve dreamt about this day! Blessed to announce that I have committed to the University of Oregon & will be a duck this up & coming season!”
Brooks plays for the CIA Bounce AAU program.
“Dillon Brooks has reclassed to 2014 and will attend Oregon,” CIA Bounce coach Tony McIntyre said. “He had an amazing summer and is an outstanding scoring machine. The fit, style and minutes available will allow Dillon to make his mark early and contribute to the Ducks from the start.”
Brooks joins point guards Ahmaad Rohrie and Casey Benson, shooting guard JaQuan Lyle, small forward Dwayne Benjamin and power forward Michael Chandler in Oregon’s 2014 class.
MIKE AAMAN TO WAGNER
Former Rhode Island forward Mike Aaman committed to Wagner on Sunday, he confirmed to SNY.tv.
“I just felt like my home coaches were great,” Aaman, who played at Raritan (N.J.) High, told SNY.tv. “And I know some players [there] that I know work hard on and off the court.”
The 6-foot-8, 255-pound Aaman said he’s medically cleared to play. He ended his Rhody career after five games last season because he suffered multiple concussions and was unable to play.
Aaman, who played his freshman season at Rhody in 2012-13, also considered LIU.
Wagner will seek a waiver to get him eligible this season and he may have three years of eligibility, sources told SNY.tv.
AARON BROWN TAKING VISITS
Former St. Benedict’s Prep and Temple forward Aaron Brown is transferring from Southern Miss.
He will visit Boston College on Monday and Iona on Wednesday, he told SNY.tv. He is also considering several other schools.
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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.
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