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Elite wing forward Brandon Ingram names six favorites

Brandon Ingram (adidas)
Brandon Ingram (adidas)

6′-8″ forward Brandon Ingram of Kinston (NC) has established himself as one of the elite prospects nationally over the course of the spring and summer. To no surprise, many of the nation’s elite college basketball programs have heavily pushed to land Ingram, but only six finalists were named when Ingram released his list on Sunday night.

Duke, where Ingram has already officially visited, along with North Carolina, NC State, UCLA, Kansas and Kentucky are all in the mix to land.

Ingram starred for Stackhouse Elite on the adidas Uprising circuit during the spring and summer. Stackhouse Eilte is, of course, named originated and coached by former North Carolina standout Jerry Stackhouse. Ingram put up 17.9 points per game and 5.3 rebounds each contest and shot better than 81 percent from the free throw line during the Uprising circuit.

ESPN’s Paul Biancardi tweeted that Ingram has visits scheduled to Kansas and Kentucky in October. Ultimately though, Triangle programs Duke and North Carolina have prioritized Ingram strongly and will push to keep him close to home.

Ingram is a consensus top-25 prospect nationally.

About K.J. Hassenstab

K.J. Hassenstab is the publisher of the College Basketball Newcomers Guide book and Hoopniks.com. He founded Hoopniks.com in 2009, and has contributed to SlamOnline, Dime Magazine's HighSchoolHoop.com, and NBCSports.com, along with other publications in the past. Hassenstab has covered grassroots, high school and basketball recruiting for over a decade. Follow on Twitter, @Hoopniks.

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