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Unheralded recruit at Peach Jam has Kentucky ties

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2014 4-star power forward Angel Delgado has been somewhat of a revelation at the Peach Jam, turning heads with his work on the glass, and dropping 20 and 8 in his first game down in North Augusta.

After coming to the States from the Dominican Republic a year ago, Delgado was a mostly off-the-radar prospect until recently, when strong showings at the LeBron James Skills Academy and the NBPA Top 100 camp piqued the interest of some top programs.

In the last few weeks alone, Louisville and Cincinnati have offered the big man, with Indiana also lurking on the perimeter, an offer most likely in-hand.

As Adam Zagoria notes, it’s rare for a skilled big like Delgado to emerge onto the scene so late, but based on his recent play, it looks like his recruitment about to heat up in a big way. And one of the teams that might jump to the front of the line for his services is Kentucky. Per Zagoria, the Delgado-Kentucky ties are strong:

 

And the Kentucky connection is not far away.

(Delgado’s AAU coach Dana) Dingle played at UMass for Wildcats John Calipari and went to high school with the Antigua brothers at St. Raymond’s. The Antiguas have known Delgado since his time in the DR, and Delgado could work out with the Orlando Antigua-coached DR Junior National Team.

They’ve known about him longer than anybody,” Dingle said.

“They probably know better than anybody how he looked last year as in comparison to now and how hungry he got and has a chip on his shoulder and has stuff to prove to himself and his family and everybody.”

 

According to Zag, via Dingle, Delgado plans to schedule his visits next month. And assuming the interest is mutual, Cal, Antigua, and Co. would seem to have a leg up on the competition given those personal connections.

At the very least, Delgado is an intriguing player to keep in mind as the 2014 class starts to come together.

 

Article written by Andrew McCarthy

9 Comments for Unheralded recruit at Peach Jam has Kentucky ties



  1. English teacher
    6:01 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    *Cincinnati



  2. See Blue, Bleed Blue
    6:04 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    We are already gone after cliff Alexander and Trey lyles. And they are both favorites for Kentucky. How many power forwards do we need? I know they haven’t offered him but if they do sounds like he’ll pick UK. We always have crowded froncourts.



  3. Andrew McCarthy
    6:11 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    1) good catch, I’m an idiot.



  4. See Blue, Bleed Blue
    6:21 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    I hate when people act like the actual writers of the article. (Ahem) #3



  5. JLP
    6:25 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    I’m a little confused how a four star player can be unheralded. Perhaps he is playing at a 5 star level and surprising people, but unheralded?



  6. XPlain
    6:44 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    Although Aaron Harrison was happy to discuss Darin Minniefield, he said that he has been asked by the University of Kentucky not to talk about his sons. Harrison said his sons were in Lexington, but they are not enrolled in summer school at UK.
    What Gives????



  7. Marcus L Owens
    6:50 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    He has only been in the States a short time I’m curious about his grades.



  8. Xplain II
    6:54 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    Not concerning summer school but the no comment request by UK.



  9. bbr
    11:15 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    Harrisons are not enrolled in Summer School because their high school’s academic year did not end until too late for them to enroll in summer school. therefore they cannot live in UK housing but have to pay their own way while in Lexington, which they are doing on some weekends.