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Sunday / July 14.
  • 2020 big man Cliff Omoruyi names top five

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    Roselle (N.J.) Catholic big man Cliff Omoruyi has trimmed his list to five schools from eight.

    The 6-foot-11 Omoruyi is now listing Arizona State, Auburn, Kentucky, Rutgers and UConn. He will visit all five schools eventually, per source. He has already taken an official visit to Auburn.

    He cut Memphis, Miami and N.C. State from his previous list of eight.

    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 last season. He and Kentucky’s Kahlil Whitney and Temple’s 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.

    According to 247Sports, Omoruyi is ranked as the No. 48 overall player in the Class of 2020 and the No. 3 player in the state of New Jersey.

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