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Saturday / May 21.
  • Seton Hall, Oregon, Syracuse, West Virginia, Texas now involved for big man Frank Anselem

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Kentucky isn’t the only school getting involved for Prolific Prep (CA) big man Frank Anselem.

    The Wildcats have reached out, but so have Seton Hall, Oregon, Syracuse, West Virginia and Texas, according to his AAU coach, Julius Smith.

    “We are just getting to know these new schools and building relationships,” Smith said Sunday. “We continue to have extensive conversations with all of them.”

    According to 247Sports, Anselem is ranked as the No. 15 center and No. 85 overall player in the Class of 2020.

    “Frank is a winner,” Prolific Prep coach Joey Fuca said. “He’s a great kid with huge upside. He runs the floor as a rim-runner, gets out in ball screen coverage, and rebounds high level.”

    The 6-foot-10, 220-pound center from Napa (Calif.) Prolific Prep recently re-opened his recruitment after initially naming a final three of LSU, Alabama and Georgia.

    Less than a week after naming his final three, Anselem announced his recruitment was “wide open.” His announcement came hours after LSU landed a commitment from 7-foot big man Josh Gray last Saturday.

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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.