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Redondo's Adam Zahn Getting
Looks From West--(Aug. 28, 2001)

Hey, it's summer, or rather the end of summer and things are slow right now, so we've been surfing all over to find recruiting info, and today's the day to borrow stuff from Rob Harrington at PrepStars.com.  Rob yesterday wrote a very nice piece about Adam Zahn (6'-9" Sr. PF) from Redondo Union.  Adam is the "little" brother of Andrew Zahn, currently on the roster at Arizona, and we've been saying it for years:  Adam is probably a better overall prospect, more athletic and certainly springier than his brother at the same age.   Harrington wrote about Adam's recruitment, and it looks like he's got some serious offers from two WCC's and some other higher-echelon schools also waiting in the wings, trying to see what happens to their first picks... You can find Rob's story at this link, or below, where we've excerpted it from his "Daily News" section of PrepStars.com

ZAHN TAKING HIS TIME

Adam Zahn made a name for himself this summer, in more ways than one. The 6-9 BF from Redondo Beach (CA) Redondo Union was regarded as a solid role player type for a high-major conference, but he proved at Nike and the Peach Jam that deserved a spot in the national top 100. He's a solidly-built athlete who works hard inside and possesses sound fundamentals.

But it's more than that. Not only was his reputation among national scouts tepid, but prior to the summer Zahn also was caged in the shadow of his older brother, Arizona forward Andrew, who will be a redshirt freshman for the Wildcats this season.

Because he just now has established himself worthy of national attention, Adam's recruitment has taken off more slowly than that of his peers at the same position. And perhaps due to his California location and pedigree, he's a target of primarily Western schools.

"Right now I'm looking at USC, California, Kansas, San Diego State, Pepperdine, Arizona and Loyola (Marymount)," Zahn told PrepStars.com. "I've gotten scholarship offers from Pepperdine and Loyola."

Zahn hasn't scheduled any official or in-home visits, but he plans to organize those details later this week. When asked for favorites, Adam said that Cal and Kansas were at the top of his list.

"The bigger schools have told me that I'm on the backburner," Zahn said, "so we'll see what happens."

Prediction: Here's yet another case of timing means everything. If and when some of his favorites whiff on their favorite big man targets, they'll come calling after Adam, who at this point said that he is likely to sign in the spring. As Adam himself said, we'll see.

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