Abdi Lidonde, a sharp-shooting 6-2, 180 pound shooting guard from St. Andrew's H.S. in Barrington, R.I., has seen his recruiting interest pick up greatly in the past month.
Bolstered by solid performances at the City of Palms in Florida and the Slam Dunk to the Beach in Lewes, Del., Lidonde's stock has risen significantly.
Rivalshoops.com caught up with St. Andrew's Head Coach Mike Hart after the Saints upended All Hallows H.S. of New York City at the Basketball Hall of Fame H.S. Invitational in Springfield, Mass.
Hart told Rivalshoops.com that Vanderbilt, George Mason, Rice, Dayton, Xavier and Rhode Island have all made inquiries regarding Lidonde in the past month. Penn, which had been Lidonde's top personal choice at one point, appears to be out of the picture, Hart said.
Lidonde can carry a team offensively when his shot is falling. He's not a particularly sharp passer, so he's pretty much going to have to be a two guard at the college level. He's a full academic qualifier and open to more schools getting involved.
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