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Friday / July 19.
  • Four Schools working hardest for 2019 center Aidan Igiehon

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    Aidan Igiehon, the 6-foot-10 big man from Lawrence Woodmere (NY) and the Team Rio (NJ) AAU program, is one of the most sought-after centers in the 2019 class and played well this weekend at session one of the Under Armour Association in Dallas.

    Igiehon said four schools are working for him the hardest are Stanford, Oregon, USC, and Louisville. He broke down each for Prep Circuit.

    Stanford: “Their whole pitch has been life after basketball. I would not only be able to play in the Pac-12, but build lifelong friends and network there. That’s very good because I’m big on academics and I want to think life after basketball.”

    Oregon: “Oregon has basically been saying that they play my style of basketball. They run hard, rebound hard and dunk everything. It’s the Pac-12 so it’s a very fast basketball, which I think suits my style of play.”

    USC: “What I like about USC is that they develop players. Chimezie Metu came in and had a lot of work to do, but they helped develop him into an elite player. Development is a big thing for me.”

    Louisville: “Coach Chris Mack and Luke Murray were recruiting me when they were at Xavier. Now that they are at Louisville they are on a bigger stage and bigger conference. Coach Mack is great at what he does. He help make Xavier last year a top ten team in the country. It’s very exciting what he can do for me at Louisville.”

    Igiehon hosted Pittsburgh, UConn, Stanford, Louisville, USC, St. John’s, and Oregon for in-home visits the last couple weeks. As for cutting a list, Igiehon seems to be in no rush and wants to focus on the AAU season.

    “I’m going to wait and focus on AAU stuff for a little bit,” said Igiehon. “I’m probably trying to cut it to a top ten, but I’m waiting to see if a couple of schools will offer and then I’ll go from there.”

    According to 247Sports, Igiehon is the No. 39 player in the 2019 class and the No. 12 center.

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