Back in early January, we wrote about 2021 6’6 Sean Durugordon, a player that has great size and ability to impact the game in multiple ways. At that time, he was seeing a small uptick in his recruitment, landing a few more offers such as San Francisco and others.
But just a few months later, he has now seen his recruitment hit another level with a few high-majors now entering the mix in the month of May. Penn State jumped on board with an offer and his most recent ones came from VCU and now Georgia.
Phenom Hoops reached back out to Durugordon to his thoughts on the latest schools and what kind of relationship he has been able to build with them so far.
Penn State: “Penn State is a great school, they are a huge school for basketball and football, they play in the Big 10 which is a really competitive conference and they were one of the first high-majors to offer me, which means a lot from a prestigious school like them. I’ve spoken with the assistant from Penn State and they love my game and the assistant has seen me a lot of times and they just think I’ll be a good fit at Penn State.”
VCU: “Is another great school, they have top-notch facilities along with a great coaching staff to really develop players and they have a winning culture down there, which is really important to me. I’ve been talking to Coach Scott and Coach Rhoades, they both love my versatility and my size and they value me as a person as well. They, overall, just want me to come there and fulfill my dream of being in the NBA while winning a championship there too.”
Georgia: “Georgia is awesome because I have lots of family down there. My sister goes to school down there, so that was really an eye-opener. And then the SEC is another phenomenal conference along with an experienced coaching staff. Coach Crean has a history of getting players to the NBA, which has always been my lifelong dream. I’ve been talking to them for the past two months, really building a relationship with Coach Crean and Coach Linehan. They both believe I can have a serious impact at Georgia and know that they can get me to the NBA if I put in the work. We talk about off the court stuff just as much as we talk about on the court stuff, so that means a lot. They just believe I will have a lot of success at Georgia if I decided to come.”
So far, out of those schools, Durugordon has only taken a virtual visit with Georgia but he also has one coming up with VCU soon.
Schools like Missouri, Creighton, UConn, and St. John’s have also been stepping up their interest his way as of late, as they could be next to jump on board with an offer.