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Patrick School big man Adama Sanogo taking virtual tours of schools ahead of decision
By ADAM ZAGORIAAdama Sanogo, the 6-foot-10 big man from the Patrick School (N.J.), has begun taking virtual tours of schools ahead of his college decision.
The No. 7 center in the Class of 2021 per 247Sports.com, Sanogo is expected to reclassify to 2020. He took a virtual tour of Seton Hall over the weekend and did video-conferencing with the staff, a source said.
Sanogo attended several Seton Hall games this past season 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.
Seton Hall would love to add Sanogo and fellow former Patrick School alum Bryce Aiken, a grad transfer from Harvard who is expected to announce soon between Seton Hall, Marquette, Maryland and Iowa State.
“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.”
Sanogo is down to UConn, Nebraska, Maryland, Memphis, Pitt, Illinois, Seton Hall, Auburn, Louisville and Oklahoma State.
He will next do video-conferencing and a virtual tour at Nebraska on Tuesday. Nebraska’s Fred Hoiberg and Matt Abdelmassih attended the Patrick School’s game at Long Island Lutheran in February.
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