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Thursday / November 14.
  • Hunter Dickinson names top 4, sets Duke visit (UPDATED)

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Hunter Dickinson, the 7-foot-2 center from DeMatha Catholic (MD), cut his list to four schools.

    After picking up a scholarship offer from Duke last Friday, Dickinson cut to Duke, Michigan, Notre Dame and Florida State.

    Dickinson told ZAGSBLOG he will take an official to Duke the weekend of Oct. 18 for Duke’s “Countdown to Craziness.”

    Duke added power forward Henry Coleman but will need additional frontcourt help with Javin DeLaurier and Jack White graduating and Vernon Carey Jr. and Matthew Hurt expected to be one-and-dones.

    Dickinson broke down his top four for Stockrisers.com:

    Florida State- “I really like the coaching staff. They have a record of really developing big men and getting players into the league. The players are all really close and I really like that.”

    Michigan– “Coach [Juwan] Howard’s passion and love of Michigan is very apparent. He played my position so being able to learn from him would be incredible. Also going to a school with that level of academics would be great.”

    Duke- “When Coach K calls you have to pick up the phone. He’s an all time legendary coach and to play under him would be incredible. I like how I’d come in and have a chance to play a lot right away.”

    Notre Dame- “Coach [Mike] Brey has recruited me since I arrived at DeMatha. His love for my game has never changed. The Basketball plus academics part is something I really like.”


    According to 247Sports, Dickinson is ranked as the No. 6 center in the Class fo 2020.

    “I’m a really skilled big man, who you can run the offense through,” he said this summer. “I can play with another big man or as the singular big man.”

    “I can pass well and my low post game is really good,” he said. “I’m a better shooter than people realize and a really good defender.”

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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.