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Tuesday / July 23.
  • 2020 big man Cliff Omoruyi picks up offers from Arizona, Louisville, Maryland, TCU

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    High-major scholarship offers continue to roll in for Cliff Omoruyi.

    The 6-foot-11, 237-pound Class of 2020 big man from Roselle (N.J.) Catholic has picked up offers from Arizona, Louisville, Maryland and TCU to go with his previous slew of offers, including one from Kentucky.

    Omoruyi is a high-motor dunking machine who is still developing his face-up game. He plays at the same high school that produced Isaiah Briscoe (Kentucky), Tyler Roberson (Syracuse), Naz Reid (LSU) and Kahlil Whitney (Kentucky).

    A native of Nigeria who has only been playing organized basketball for a few years, Omoruyi has drawn comparisons to Clint Capela and Mitchell Robinson. Omoruyi was the most dominant big man in New Jersey this season. He and Whitney and Temple-bound point guard Josh Pierre-Louis helped lead the Lions to the Non-Public B state title game, where they fell to Bryan Antoine, Scottie Lewis and Ranney.

    Omoruyi wants to commit on his birthday, Oct. 11, but that he may have to wait until the spring of 2020 to understand all his options.

    He plans to set some visits soon and then cut his list after the July live period.

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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.