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Friday / August 23.
  • 2020 big man Cliff Omoruyi planning visits

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Cliff Omoruyi, the 6-foot-11, 237-pound Class of 2020 big man from Roselle (N.J.), is planning a dozen total visits between now and Oct. 1.

    Ranked the No. 11 center in the Class of 2020 by 247Sports.com, Omoruyi will visit Kentucky, Louisville, Auburn, Miami, TCU, UConn, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, South Carolina, Temple, St. John’s and Arizona State.

    The specific dates are still being worked out. Five will be official visits and the rest unofficials. That will make a total of 20 schools he has visited since sophomore year.

    St. John’s and Arizona State are the latest schools to get involved.

    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.

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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.