Hoops: Amile Jefferson still weighing scholarship offers

Amile Jefferson, a 6-foot-8 standout from Friends' Central, listed his five finalists after helping the Phoenix easily beat Neshaminy, 53-29, Friday night in the Jameer/Pete Nelson Philly.com/Rally Classic at Widener University.

The five, in no particular order: North Carolina State, Villanova, Ohio State, Kentucky, and Temple. Stanford is no longer in the mix, and Temple is a long shot at this point.

Villanova head coach Jay Wright and an N.C. State assistant watched Jefferson produce 19 points, eight boards, and five blocks against Neshaminy.

While Jefferson does not include the school among his five finalists, a source said Duke is also a possible destination. The senior and his father, Malcolm, have long been enamored with the Blue Devils.

-Rick O'Brien

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