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.
St. Benedict’s Prep Big Man Bourama Sidibe to Announce on Monday
Bourama Sidibe will announce his college choice on Monday, St. Benedict’s Prep coach Mark Taylor told ZAGSBLOG.
The 6-foot-10 native of Mali took an official visit to Syracuse this past weekend and has also taken officials to Oklahoma State and Texas Tech, while Seton Hall has also been involved.
Syracuse associate head coach Mike Hopkins visited the 6-foot-10 Sidibe last week before the official. St. Benedict’s also produced former Syracuse point guard Tyler Ennis, now with the Houston Rockets.
“They love me,” Sidibe said of Syracuse.
“Mike Hopkins absolutely loves him. He said Bourama is a cross between Jerami Grant and Tyler Roberson,” Taylor aid of two Syracuse forwards. “Bourama in many ways is better, he is longer and has a better shot. When he fills out, look out.”
Assistant coaches from Texas Tech and Seton Hall were also in to see Sidibe on Monday.
Sidibe averaged approximately 13 points and 11 rebounds last season at St. Benedict’s, when the Gray Bees went 35-2.
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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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