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Monday / September 26.
  • Top-35 forward Amier Ali updates recruitment with three schools in contact daily, talks one-and-done goal

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    By JACOB POLACHECK

    NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. — Class of 2024 four-star forward Amier Ali is hearing from three schools daily, he told ZAGSBLOG Saturday.

    The 6-foot-8, 175-pound small forward from Montverde (FL) Academy and the Houston Hoops AAU Program, listed Kentucky, Texas and Ohio State as schools in contact the most. He broke down each school:

    Kentucky: “My dad talks to them. They’ve been keeping in touch a lot for sure. They just like my versatility, my mental toughness and my toughness on the court. I still have to do my research on it. Beyond here, I’m focusing on little things right now. Soon, when I get to know the college, it’s just about building relationships.”

    Ohio State: “I know about them since I grew up there. I’m a football fan, so I like the big campus and the fan base. I don’t know yet. I’m about to start my research now.”

    Texas: “They love me because I live in Dallas right now. I’m from Ohio, but I live in Dallas right now, so they love me. I went on a visit and basically they love me and think I’m the main target.”

    Ali broke down the factors he’s looking at in a school:

    “Loyalty from the coaches, for sure,” he said. “I’m checking out everything and just letting me play through mistakes so I can be one-and-done.”

    According to 247Sports Composite, Ali is ranked as the No. 10 small forward and No. 35 overall prospect in the class of 2024.

    “I could basically do everything,” he said. “There’s nothing you can do, for real. Just hope I have a bad game. That’s all.”

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