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Sunday / May 31.
  • Big man Adama Sanogo cuts list to 10, eyeing reclass to 2020

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Adama Sanogo, the 6-foot-10 junior big man from the Patrick School (N.J.), has cut his list to 10 schools and is eyeing a reclass to 2020 from 2021.

    The No. 7 center in the Class of 2021 per 247Sports.com, Sanogo is down to UConn, Nebraska, Maryland, Memphis, Pitt, Illinois, Seton Hall, Auburn, Louisville and Oklahoma State, according to Andrew Slater.

    Coaches from several schools watched Sanogo this season.

    Nebraska’s Fred Hoiberg and Matt Abdelmassih attended the Patrick School’s game at Long Island Lutheran in February.

    Sanogo attended several Seton Hall games and Patrick School coach Chris Chavannes said the Pirates are prioritizing Sanogo, who they see as having a bigger upside than former Seton Hall star Angel Delgado, who also played at the Patrick School.

    “Their view of Adama is that they could see him having the same role and impact as Angel,” Chavannes said. “That speaks volumes when you look at the career Angel had at Seton Hall.

    “Adama is further along now in his game offensively than Angel was at this stage. Adama is a very very good rebounder. Angel made rebounding an art while he was here and only got better over time. Their coaching staff have made it clear Adama is their highest priority.”

    UConn coach Dan Hurley has also watched Sanogo on several occasions, including in February when Sanogo went for 18 points and 12 rebounds as the Patrick School beat Huntington (W.V) Prep at the Metro Classic.

    Sanogo, who runs in the summer with the NY Rens, also holds offers from Auburn, Xavier, TCU, Rutgers, Oregon, Marquette, Creighton, Arizona State and Pitt, among others, with interest from Ohio State, Butler, Louisville, Washington and Memphis.

    Sanogo attended the prestigious Basketball Without Borders camp in February at the NBA All-Star Game.

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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.