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Sunday / September 20.
  • Canadian big man Charles Bediako adds high-major offers, plans to remain in Class of 2021

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Charles Bediako, the 6-foot-11, 215-pound big from Andrews Osborne Academy in Ohio, continues to add high-major offers.

    Bediako recently added offers from Michigan, Arizona State, Texas and Tennessee to go with previous offers from Duke, Louisville and Michigan State.

    He has recently had virtual calls with Michigan State, Maryland, Texas, Ohio State, Michigan, Tennessee and Alabama.

    Despite rumblings that Bediako, ranked No. 30 in the Class of 2021 by ESPN.com, may reclass to 2020, his AAU coach says he will remain in the 2021 group.

    “He plans to graduate in 2021. He will not leave in 2020,” Dwayne Washington of UPlay Canada told ZAGSBLOG. “I told every coach that already.”

    Bediako was among several young Canadian stars involved in NBA All-Star festivities.

    Bediako and Josh Primo, a 6-6 guard from UPlay Canada who committed to Alabama, were both invited to the prestigious Basketball Without Borders Camp in Chicago over All-Star weekend.

    Dave Briski, who coaches Bediako at ISA, broke down his upside and skillset for ZAGSBLOG.

    “Charles is the ideal 5 in the modern-day game because of his length and athleticism and his continually improving ability to stretch the floor,” Briski said.

    “His speed is what sets him apart from other guys at his position. Once he consistently uses it in transition and in two-man actions on the perimeter, he will be in a class of his own.”

    This post has been updated.

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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.