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Class of 2023 forward Keanu Dawes sets 5 officials
By ADAM ZAGORIAKeanu Dawes, the 6-foot-9 forward from Houston (TX) Stratford, is down to a final six schools of Oklahoma State, Rice, Utah, Texas A&M, Texas and BYU and has set five officials
Ranked the No. 27 power forward in the Class of 2023 by 247Sports.com, he has official visits set for:
Rice (Aug. 26-28)
Texas A&M (Sept. 15-16)
BYU (Sept. 29-Oct. 1)
Utah (Oct. 13-16)
Oklahoma State (Oct. 21-23)
“I plan to commit soon after I take all my officials,” he said.
He broke down his options for ZAGSBLOG.
Oklahoma State: “Coach Mike [Boynton] and Coach [Terrence] Rencher both seem like great people on and off the floor and that really means something. Their play-style also really fits me.”
Rice– “Coach [Scott] Pera was the first coach to reach out to me so we have built a great relationship over time and they have a real plan for me if I went there.”
Utah: “That’s home for me so it would be pretty cool to go back there and accomplish my goals with hometown support.”
Texas A&M: “I feel like coach Buzz [Williams] will help bring certain things out of me just by the way he coaches and he’s really big on details so we have similar tendencies there.”
BYU: “Coach [Mark] Pope just has great energy around him so I feel like his players love to be there and want to play for him because of that.”
Texas: “They have a great environment and vibes through the whole staff and I feel like those things make people want to really play there!”
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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.