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Class of 2023 forward Ladji Dembele is down to 3 schools
By ADAM ZAGORIALadji Dembele, the 6-foot-9 forward from St. Benedict’s Prep and the NY Rens Nike EYBL program, is down to three schools, he tells ZAGSBLOG.
Dembele is considering Rutgers, Iowa and Wake Forest.
He is no longer considering Seton Hall, Pitt and DePaul, among others.
He has visited Iowa and Wake Forest officially, and Rutgers unofficially. He will attend the Rutgers men’s basketball game Saturday and then make his decision over the weekend.
“Laj is a terrific player, strong, athletic and versatile,” St. Benedict’s coach Mark Taylor said. “He’s 6-9 and can post up and finish strong and extend the defense with the 3 ball.”
The NCAA Early Signing Period runs Nov. 9-16.
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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.