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Monday / September 23.
  • Patrick School adds a pair of elite big men

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    The Patrick School has added a pair of elite big men who should give the New Jersey school one of the top front lines in the nation.

    The Celtics have added Adama Sanogo, a 6-foot-9 Class of 2021 prospect who was previously at Our Savior New American and holds offers from Oregon, Creighton, TCU, Marqette and Rutgers, among others. Sanogo runs on the Nike EYBL circuit with the NY Rens.

    The Patrick School also added Boqiao Jiao, a 6-11 Chinese big man who averaged 12 points and 9 rebounds per game for the Chinese team at the 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup in Argentina.

    “Our frontcourt could be as good as we have ever had at The Patrick School/ St. Pat’s, which is saying a lot when you look at all the great players to have graduated from our school,” TPS coach Chris Chavannes said.

    The Celtics also return 6-9 Samson Johnson and 6-8 Muhammad Sow, as well as guards Dionte Johnson and Jayden Pierre.

    The Patrick School has won five New Jersey Tournament of Champions titles, most recently in 2017 with a team led by current Kentucky big man Nick Richards.

    The school has produced a slew of NBA players, including Kyrie Irving, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Al Harrington.

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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.