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Connor MacDougall enrolls at Corona del Sol

Posted by on January 25, 2013 – 3:06 pm

Junior boys basketball standout Connor MacDougall has enrolled at Corona del Sol, his father, Lonny, said.

The Arizona State verbal commitment played for Desert Vista as a sophomore before transferring to the Westwind national team this summer. He averaged 14 points and eight rebounds per game for Westwind but left the program two weeks ago and began classes at Corona del Sol on Wednesday.

His eligibility is a complicated issue, and it seems very unlikely MacDougall will be allowed to play this year. Some or all of next year is also in doubt because MacDougall transferred for basketball reasons and was at a private school.

Arizona Interscholastic Association Assistant Executive Director Chuck Schmidt said on Tuesday that he will need to examine the issue more closely, but his initial interpretation is that MacDougall will not be allowed to play this year or next.

MacDougall averaged 8.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game as a sophomore with the Thunder. The 6-foot-9, 220-pound power forward was offered and accepted a scholarship from ASU Oct. 19, joining Dobson’s Kodi Justice as Sun Devil pledges from the talented class of 2014.

He is close friends with Casey Benson, Corona del Sol’s star point guard. ASU has also offered Benson a scholarship. He is uncommitted.

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