Hassan Fofana, a massive 6-9, 260 pound center from Holy Name H.S. in Worcester, Mass., continues to take the diplomatic route in discussing his recruiting process. In other words, he has a big list and won't knock this list down until after he finishes up his summer play.
"I won't narrow my list until after the summer," Fofana said. "I just want to focus on my summer and make myself a better player."
Fofana is a player in the middle stages of rounding out his game. He is raw in some respects. However, he is physically capable of handling himself against any big man in the class of 2003.
While he's not fast or a great athlete, Fofana is a massive physical specimen with excellent rebounding instincts. He also has the ability to square up and knock down the occasional high arching jumper from short to midrange distances. Fofana doesn't elevate much off his feet. He relies on his wide frame to outmuscle his defenders inside.
Fofana mentioned interest in UMass, Rhode Island, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Maryland, Wake Forest, Boston College, UConn, Virginia, Providence, North Carolina, Purdue, Providence, Notre Dame, Kentucky, Stanford, and Duke.
Louisville, previously mentioned, is not on the list anymore, according to Hassan. "I haven't heard from them in a while," Fofana said.
This past season at Holy Name, Fofana averaged 15 points, 15 rebounds, four assists, four steals and seven blocks per game. Holy Name is the same school that ex-North Carolina recruit and current Holy Cross sophomore Neil Fingleton attended prior to going to college. However, Fofana will not be returning to Holy Name. "I am looking to attend a prep school," Fofana said. "I haven't found one yet."
Fofana plans on attending the adidas ABCD Camp this summer, the Las Vegas event, as well as the NBA Players Association Camp and a session of the Five-Star Camp. He was on the championship runner-up Pistons at last week's NBA Players Association High School Camp in Richmond, VA.
Fofana, a native of Conkary, Guinea, will play for the Middlesex Magic this summer. Fofana played it straight and said he didn't have a leader right now in his recruiting process.