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Monday / September 26.
  • Following Notre Dame, Jarrett Allen Planning Kansas, Kentucky Visits

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    Following an official visit to Notre Dame, Jarrett Allen, a 6-foot-9 power forward from Austin (TX) St. Stephen’s Episcopal, will visit Kansas the weekend of Oct. 24 and Kentucky over Halloween weekend, he told Scout.com.

    Ranked the No. 6 power forward in the Class of 2016 by 247Sports.com, Allen is down to a list of eight: Kentucky, Houston, Indiana, Kansas, Kansas State, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Texas.

    As for the Notre Dame visit, Allen said he enjoyed it.

    “It went really well, ” he told Scout. “The school reminds me a lot of here. It’s a good community, the program’s good. I really like coach [Mike] Brey. I think he’s a good coach, intelligent man.”

    Next up is Kansas followed by Kentucky.

    As for Kentucky he said, “The name speaks for themselves. They went on that 38-0 run and it’s the name. A good program and everything. They’re going to have a lot of skilled big men and I’m going to have to find my place down there.”

    Both schools are also in the mix for fellow 2016 big men Harry Giles and Marquis Bolden. The 6-10 Giles visited Kansas for Late Night in the Phog and hits Kentucky Friday for Big Blue Madness.

    Bolden has taken officials to Kansas, Kentucky and Duke, but won’t visit anywhere this weekend, his father told SNY.tv.

    “I’m looking forward to taking all five, I’m not sure,” Allen said, adding he’s not sure what other schools will get visits.

    As for when he’ll decide, he said, “When the right time comes, I’ll know.”



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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.