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Thursday / August 6.
  • 2020 big man Hunter Dickinson to announce soon

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    Hunter Dickinson, the 7-foot-2 center from DeMatha Catholic (MD), is expected to announce his college choice “next week,” according to a report on ESPNU during No. 10 DeMatha’s 76-56 loss to No. 1 Montverde Academy Thursday.

    “That’s the plan,” Dickinson said by text.

    Dickinson recently cut his list to Duke, Michigan, Notre Dame and Florida State, with Michigan and Notre Dame serving as the frontrunners at this point.

    Michigan coach Juwan Howard has made Dickinson a priority in 2020, even committing a minor violation by mentioning Dickinson publicly by name.

    Michigan is also involved for Terrance Williams, the 6-8 Gonzaga High School power forward who recently decommitted from Georgetown.

    Dickinson most recently visited Duke the weekend of Oct. 18 for “Countdown to Craziness.” He visited his other three options in September and October.

    But Duke now has a six-man recruiting class, including IMG Academy (FL) center Mark Williams.

    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.