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Sunday / July 5.
  • French forward Alex Tchikou reclassifying to 2020, cuts list to eight

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Class of 2021 forward Alex ‘FrenTchi’ Tchikou is reclassifying to 2020, he told ZAGSBLOG.

    The 6-foot-11 Dream City Christian (AZ) power forward is currently ranked No. 12 at his position per 247Sports.com.

    “I just think I can get better faster in college than I can in high school,” the Frenchman said. “Get to the NBA more ready.”

    Rivals.com first reported the reclass news.

    Tchikou is also down to a top nine of Oregon, Alabama, Saint Mary’s, St. John’s, Arizona, USC, Florida State, Illinois and Mississippi State, per Tipton Edits.

    Tchikou has recently done Zoom calls with Florida State and Alabama.

    French native said that of the schools remaining, he speaks with head coaches from Alabama, Arizona, Florida State, Oregon and USC “the most.”

    He was previously considering schools such as New Mexico, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech, Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Washington, Fresno State, Baylor, UNLV, Kansas, TCU, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona State, Maryland, NC State, Texas A&M, Nebraska, UCLA, Western Kentucky, UMass, Virginia Tech, Georgetown and San Diego State.

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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.