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Monday / August 3.
  • 2019 big man Aidan Igiehon cuts list to 10

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Aidan Igiehon, the 6-foot-10 center from Lawrence Woodmere (NY) Academy, has cut his list to 10 schools.

    Igiehon is down Georgetown, Vanderbilt, Oregon, Kentucky, Florida, St. John’s, Georgia, Stanford, Louisville and Pittsburgh.

    He took an unofficial visit to St. John’s on Monday.

    Igiehon also said he was planning unofficial visits to Stanford, Louisville, Oregon, and Wake Forest this summer. He recently broke down each school:

    Louisville: “I like their coaching staff. Chris Mack has been recruiting me since he was at Xavier. He brought a mediocre team to become a top team in the country, so if he could do that at Xavier, just imagine what he can do in the ACC.”

    Stanford: “They have the best of both worlds. You get to play at a school in the Pac-12 and a school that has really high academics. You’re talking about one of the best academic schools in the world. So, for a kid like me, who is big into academics, that’s a big deal.

    Wake Forest: “They’ve been recruiting me hard. They came to some of my games during the school season, so that was pretty good. Coach Danny Manning and coach Jamill Jones have been trying to get me to come over there.

    Oregon: “Oregon has been there for a while now. I like them as a school and their style of play. They play a great up and down style. Coach Dana Altman is a great guy.”

    According to 247Sports, Igiehon is ranked as the No. 24 overall player in the Class of 2019 and the No. 2 player from the state of New York. He spoke about what he’s looking for in a school.

    “Basically, it comes down to my relationship with the coach and how I fit in with their system,” he said. “I’m also looking at if they’ll allow me to be versatile and show my offense and defensive game. Basically, it’s about how I fit in their system.”

    Playing at the Pangos All-American Camp, Igiehon finished with four points and two blocks in the five-on-five drill on Friday. In its first year as an NBA-Certified Event, Igiehon spoke about playing in front of NBA Scouts.

    “It’s pretty cool. As a high school player, it’s not something that you experience every day, so you want to come out here and bring your A-game,” said Igiehon. “You’re gonna see a lot more players take it seriously now. It’s not a joke and you’re gonna see a lot of players want to show out in front of NBA Scouts.”

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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.