Three schools are the favorites for Tilton School (NH) power forward/center Alfred Aboya. The 6-9, 240-pound prospect favors Georgetown, UCLA and Virginia according to Tilton Head Coach Scott Willard.
“There are 3 schools – Virginia, UCLA and Georgetown – that are at the top of his list,” Willard said. “He’s going to make official visits to all 3. There are a couple of schools coming up to see him in our open session, but those are his top 3. Georgetown and Virginia have been recruiting him the longest. UCLA got into the mix this summer.”
Aboya has scheduled official visits to Virginia for the weekend of September 17-19, UCLA for the weekend of October 1-3 and Georgetown for October 15-17. He would like to make a decision by November in order to be able to concentrate on academics.
Among the 3 favorites, Willard says Georgetown and Virginia may have the edge right now.
“I’d say that Georgetown and UVa [may be the favorites],” Willard said. “They’ve been recruiting him the longest, so I’d say he’s most comfortable with those 2. They are probably the favorites due to the time factor. He’s trying to develop a relationship with the UCLA coaches, but those other 2 have been recruiting him the longest. That’s just my point of view. He may be thinking something totally different.”
Willard says Aboya is anxious to make his final decision.
“There’s a bit of excitement in narrowing his list, but at the same time there’s him just wanting to finish the process,” Willard said. “Some guys like the attention, but Alfred is quite the opposite. He doesn’t want the attention.”
This summer, Aboya participated in some AAU events, including Las Vegas last month.
“He did well,” Willard said of Aboya’s AAU performance. “He came back from minor knee surgery, and was 100 percent in Las Vegas. The experience was good. He really just wanted to do it to battle tough competition before coming back here. I heard he showed the same strengths that he’s always had for us – he’s active, plays with passion and ran the floor well. This upcoming season we’re going to work on him facing the basket a bit more. We’re going to develop him into a true 4.”
Virginia Head Coach Pete Gillen loves Aboya’s talent and ability to run the floor. Tilden plays the same type of style as Virginia, so Gillen believes Aboya could see early playing time if he chose the ‘Hoos.
“Coach Gillen speaks quite often about Alfred being the total package,”...
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