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Sunday / September 25.
  • Mario Kegler Enjoys Arizona State, Won’t Visit Penn State

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    4_3721433Mario Kegler, a 6-foot-7 small forward from Oak Hill Academy (Va.), enjoyed his weekend official to Arizona State and won’t visit Penn State next weekend.

    “The visit was great,” Omhar Carter, Kegler’s guardian and AAU coach,  told SNY.tv. “Coach [Bobby] Hurley is a true visionary. He will be in line to be a future Hall of Fame coach.”

    Asked what role he would play at ASU, Carter said, “He would play the 2 and the 3 spot. They would need him to score.

    After Penn State landed wing Lamar Stevens on Friday, Kegler won’t visit Penn State next weekend and will replace that with another visit. He also has visits slated for Maryland (Oct. 15-17) and Indiana (Oct. 23-25) and may also visit Mississippi State.

    As for Kegler’s upside, Oak Hill coach Steve Smith said: “Big strong kid, almost 6-7. Working with him on his body. He’s about 235, he needs to be 220-225. He’s more of a wing guard.

    “Great shooter, 3- point range, good off the bounce. Very good in the pick and roll. Gets to the basket ball well. Can rebound his position and he’s a high, high level player.”



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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.