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Sunday / April 21.
  • Five Schools involved for Top-50 sophomore Klairus Amir

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    By JACOB POLACHECK

    Class of 2024 four-star forward Klairus Amir is receiving high-major interest as he closes out his sophomore season.

    The 6-foot-6, 165-pound small forward out of Sydney, Australia, currently holds offers from both Oklahoma and Xavier with UCLA, Clemson and USC showing interest.

    “I’ve really liked the recruiting process. It’s a lot, but I’ve gotten used to it. I’m really enjoying it. I can’t wait for it to keep going,” he said. “The main thing is the development on how they’re going to help me get to where I want to go.  I want a school where I can come in and start as a freshman to have an impact on the team.”

    He broke down each school for ZAGSBLOG:

    Oklahoma: “I took an unofficial visit there about a month ago. They were telling me about how they love my style of play. It was really good.”

    Xavier: “I haven’t talked to them in a little bit. It’s been a few months since I talked to them. They told me how they like my game and they want me to take an unofficial visit there.”

    UCLA: “What they’ve been doing these last few years, what they did last year going to the Final Four, the development they have over there, I really like it over there. Hopefully, I get to talk to them more.”

    Clemson: “It’s been a few months since I talked to them, but they were just saying how they like my style of game. I like the way they develop some of their players with my play style. I really like Clemson.”

    USC: “Again, I like how they develop their players. They like tall shooters like me. It will be good to speak to them again in the summer.”

    Amir is currently being homeschooled after leaving Wheeler (GA) High School in March.

    Ranked as the No. 12 small forward and the No. 50 overall prospect in 247Sports’ Composite 2024 rankings, Amir is a strong shooter that can grab rebounds over larger defenders.

    “My game is really shooting the ball, going to get rebounds, working hard,” he said. “I’m always going to fight to get the ball.”

    Set to run with Drive Nation on the Nike EYBL Circuit this summer, Amir is looking to improve his ball handling, playmaking skills and ability to get to the basket.

    Last month, Amir had the opportunity to participate in the 2022 Australia U-19 Men’s National Squad Camp from March 18-20.

    “I liked it,” he said. “It was good meeting all these Australian players. They’re really good. I love the style of play over there. It was good over there. I loved the experience. It was nice to get back home.”

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