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Saturday / July 13.
  • Brandon Ingram’s Dad Breaks Down Home Visits, Sets Three Midnight Madness Trips

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    Following in-home visits this week from Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, N.C. State and UCLA, Brandon Ingram has three Midnight Madness trips planned.

    The 6-foot-8 forward from Kinston (N.C.) will hit Midnight Madness at North Carolina (Oct. 3), Kansas (Oct. 10) and Kentucky (Oct. 17), with the latter two serving as official visits.

    “We’re going to Late Night With Roy Oct. 3, Oct. 10 we’re going to fly to Kansas [for Late Night in the Phog] and then Oct. 17 we’re going to go to Kentucky [for Big Blue Madness],” Donald Ingram, Brandon’s father, told

    Ingram is also considering Duke but Donald said he hadn’t heard from them because Coach K is leading Team USA in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball in Spain.

    Donald also broke down the home visits with

    North Carolina 9/9: “They came in at 12:01 on September the 9th. That’s when the official visits could start. Everything went well. They let us know that they were very interested in Brandon. They said they could use him in multiple positions. Had high interest. They’re going to keep in touch with us.”

    N.C. State 9/9: “Later on that evening, we had North Carolina State came in. They had the same type of message. Let him know that he would be one of the premier players because of his upside and his skillset. And he’d come in and make an immediate impact on the Wolfpack team.”

    Kansas 9/10: “Bill Self from University of Kansas came in. He was telling us that they’d had great production from big guards, such as Brandon. Guys his size had gone on to do well in the NBA and in college, and they would use him at the University of Kansas, and a prime example would be Andrew Wiggins.”

    Kentucky 9/11: “We had Coach Cal come in from Kentucky and he said he’d had the same success with big guys, guards. They can get the ball out on the break rather than look for the small point guard. Brandon’s skillset is 6-foot-9 like Magic Johnson, if he gets the rebound he can start the break. He can post them up on smaller defenders, he can shoot over them, he can take them off the dribble. And of course each and every one of them, talked about academics.”

    UCLA 9/12: “We had assistant coach David Grace from UCLA and he touched on the market in California where the exposure is great. It’s a pro town. They can really use him because they just had a guy get drafted [Kyle Anderson] that fits his same physique and position. It was all good, it was all positive, coming from each and every coach.”

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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.

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