Schools Keep Tabs On Dingle

Daniel Dingle, a 6-foot-7, 225-pound combo forward, put together a strong junior season and college coaches have taken notice.

Bronx (N.Y.) St. Raymond coach Oliver Antigua has an unusual problem with one of his star players – Daniel Dingle.

"I have to tell him to go home," Antigua told "He gets in the gym after games."

All the hard work and late hours has Dingle averaging 17 points, 12 rebounds and five assists per game, while shooting an impressive 58-percent from the field during his junior season.

"He's an inside outside guy," Antigua said when asked to describe his game. "We can post him against smaller guys. Against bigger guys we bring him out and play a four out and he runs the point forward for us."

Dingle, who was Player of the Year in the CHSAA League, is a versatile prospect that can play a pair of positions at the next level.

"He has a great left hand and can go either way off the dribble," Antigua said. "He's really quick for a big. He's 6-7, 225 and he's got quick feet. The kid is a gym rat."

"I think he's a four now, but he can guard the three," he added. "But I think he'll probably be ready to compete at the four and eventually be a three."

Already Dingle has heavy interest from Rutgers, Xavier, UMass, Iowa State and Arizona, while schools like Boston College, Florida State, Georgetown and Kentucky are also keeping tabs.

"He liked Rutgers and he took an unofficial to Rutgers," Antigua said. "He's probably going to visit Xavier when the season ends. They love him. They'd take him right now. We practiced at Georgetown so they got a chance to see him.

"Recently Book [Richardson] came to watch practice and he said he's as good as any wing on the west coast," he added.

According to Antigua, Dingle is hoping to take some unofficial visits following his high school season.

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