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Five-star wing Andrej Stojakovic cuts to 4 schools
Andrej Stojakovic, the five-star wing from Carmichael (CA) Jesuit, has cut his list to four schools.
The 6-foot-6 son of former NBA player Peja Stojakovic, is down to Texas, UCLA, Oregon and Stanford. He is ranked the No. 17 prospect in the Class of 2023 per 247Sports.com. He has visited Texas and Oregon this month.
He broke down his top options for circuitscouting.com:
Texas: “Coach [Chris] Beard is a coach that wants to win and that is all he wants to do. I really value that. So far in the recruitment I have really connected with Texas over the past 2-3 months. Coach Terry and Coach Beard have been incredible and I am looking forward to visiting the campus soon.”
UCLA: “The visit was absolutely amazing. It doesn’t get better than Southern California and the weather. Every guy on the team is great. I got a chance to spend some time with Jaylen Clark and Amari Bailey. Coach [Mick] Cronin and the staff demand a lot and I live like that with my dad and how we train.”
Stanford: “Immediate connection. My old teammate Isa Silva is there. Obviously there was some tension built between me and the schools before hand. It was great finally getting to campus and seeing what its’s like. With Stanford, if basketball does not work out, I have arguably the best academic school in the country to back me up. It was a no brainer to include them in my top six.”
Oregon: “Coach [Dana] Altman has been recruiting me for a while now and the communication has been non-stop. That is another reason why I included them in my top six.”
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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.