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Sunday / July 14.
  • Five-star center Pat Ngongba’s recruitment is going down to the wire

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    The recruitment of five-star Class of 2024 Paul VI (VA) big man Patrick Ngongba is going down to the wire.

    Kentucky coach John Calipari and Duke coach Jon Scheyer were both in at his high school to see Ngongba on Monday, per his coach.

    Ngongba’s PVI teammate Darren Harris is one of four players committed to Duke, which has the No. 1-ranked class per 247Sports.com and would only get stronger if Ngongba commits at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

    He most recently visited Kansas State this past weekend.

    Before that he was at Duke’s Countdown to Craziness along with five-stars V.J. Edgecombe and Cooper Flagg, who on Monday committed to the Blue Devils.

    He visited Kentucky in late September.

    Ngongba will certainly impact whichever program he chooses.

    “Pat brings a lot of versatility, has ability to be tough around the basket, rebound and rim protect, and has passing and decision-making skills that allow him to be very effective on the perimeter,” Paul VI coach Glenn Farello said. “He can shoot it from all ranges. High-efficiency player. Great in pick-and-roll. And is adept at all ball screen coverages.”

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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.

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