Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Canadian big man Charles Bediako has Zoom calls with Duke, Pitt, Michigan
By ADAM ZAGORIACharles Bediako, the 6-foot-11, 215-pound big from Andrews Osborne Academy in Ohio, continues to have Zoom calls with high-major suitors.
Ranked No. 30 in the Class of 2021 by ESPN.com, Bediako had a virtual meeting with Duke last week and then had Pittsburgh on Friday and a follow-up with Michigan on Saturday.
All three schools have successfully recruited Canadian stars in the past. R.J. Barrett played at Duke while his current Knicks teammate Iggy Brazdeikis competed for Michigan. Toronto native Marcus Carr recently played for Pitt before transferring to Minnesota.
Bediako also recently had calls with Maryland, Texas, Ohio State, Michigan State, Tennessee and Alabama.
“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,” Andrews Osborne coach Dave 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.”
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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.