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Friday / August 18.
  • Recruiting about to heat up for New York/New Jersey prospects

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    The July recruiting period begins next week with the Nike Peach Jam (North Augusta, S.C.), the adidas Gauntlet finale (Spartanburg, S.C.) and the Under Armor Association Finals (Atlanta) among the top spots attracting college coaches.

    The Classes of 2018 and ’19 in New York and New Jersey are loaded with star power and will attract many top schools.

    Here’s a preliminary list of which schools will be following some of those top area players, compiled from their AAU and high school coaches. This list will be updated.

    Precious Achiuwa, 6-foot-9 SF, 2019, New Heights/St. Benedict’s Prep

    Schools expected to follow him: Florida State, Kansas, New Mexico, Seton Hall, St. John’s, Villanova, West Virginia

     

    Al-Amir Dawes, 6-foot-3 SG, 2019, NJ Playaz/The Patrick School

    Schools: Arizona, DePaul, Florida, Louisville, LSU, Miami, Minnesota, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Syracuse, UCLA, UConn, Villanova, Xavier

     

    Cole Anthony, 6-foot-3 PG, 2019, PSA Cardinals/Archbishop Molloy

    Schools: Arizona, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Oregon, UConn, Villanova (among others)

     

    Brian Antoine, 6-foot-4 SG, 2019, Team Rio/Ranney School

    Schools: Duke, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, Rutgers, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Villanova (among others)

     

    Moses Brown, 7-foot-1 C, 2018, New Heights/Archbishop Molloy

    Schools: Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma State, St. John’s, UCLA

     

    Jalen Carey, 6-foot-3 PG, 2018, NJ Playaz, Immaculate Conception

    Schools: Kansas, Florida, Miami, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Syracuse, UConn, UNLV

     

    Kofi Cockburn, 6-foot-10 C, 2019, NY Rens/Christ the King

    Schools: Auburn, Cincinnati, Creighton, Duke, Florida State, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, LSU, Maryland, Miami, Minnesota, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Pitt, Providence, Rhode Island, Rutgers, Seton Hall, St. John’s, Syracuse, TCU, UCLA, UNLV, Villanova

     

    Aidan Igiehon, 6-foot-10 C, 2019, NY Lightning/Lawrence Woodmere

    Schools: Arizona, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Illinois, Indiana, Miami, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Stanford, St. John’s, Syracuse, Texas A&M, Villanova, Yale

     

    Louis King, 6-foot-8 SF, 2018, Team Final/Hudson Catholic

    Schools: Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Miami, Oregon, Seton Hall

     

    Scottie Lewis, 6-foot-5 SF, 2019, Team Rio/Ranney School

    Schools: Duke, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, Rutgers, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Villanova (among others)

     

    Valdir Manuel, 6-foot-10 SF, 2018, NJ Playaz/The Patrick School

    Schools: DePaul, Georgia Tech, LSU, Memphis, Minnesota, Oklahoma State, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Syracuse, Tennessee, UCLA, UConn, Xavier

     

    Khalid Moore, 6-foot-6 SF, 2018, NY Rens/Archbishop Molloy

    Schools: Miami, Oklahoma State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Saint Louis, Seton Hall, South Carolina, Syracuse, UMass

     

    Paul Mulcahy, 6-foot-5 PG, 2019, Playaz/Gill St. Bernard’s

    Schools: Dayton, Georgetown, Maryland, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Villanova, Virginia Tech, Washington

     

    Luther Muhammad, 6-foot-4 SG, 2018, NY Rens/Hudson Catholic

    Schools: Notre Dame, Ohio State, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Syracuse, Xavier

     

    Anthony Nelson, 6-foot-4 PG, 2018, NY Lightning/South Kent (CT)

    Schools: Dayton, Rhode Island, St. John’s, Seton Hall, UMass, VCU

     

    Jahvon Quinerly, 6-foot-2 PG, 2018, Sports U/Hudson Catholic

    Schools: Arizona, Kansas, Seton Hall, Stanford, Villanova, Virginia, UCLA

     

    Naz Reid, 6-foot-10 PF, 2018, Sports U/Roselle Catholic

    Schools: Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Seton Hall and UCLA

     

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    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. 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.