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One of the first things you notice when talking with Sean Durugordon is that he doesn’t lack confidence.
And why would he?
When you watch him play, it’s also pretty clear that he doesn’t lack in basketball talent either.
Now Durugordon, from Queens, N.Y., is going to put that confidence and that talent together on the big stage and see where it takes him, as he announced recently that he will attend Putnam Science Academy for his senior year beginning in the fall.
“I believe, and people around me believe, that I can play basketball at the college level, at the highest level,” said Durugordon, who is widely regarded as the best two-way wing in New England. “One of the main reasons why I decided to come to PSA was because I want to be ready for that next level when I get there.
“I believe playing against the top guys in the country and being at a school like PSA will allow me to have an immediate impact on whatever team I end up with. I just want to prove that I can battle with some of the top players in the nation before I get to college.”
Those who have watched him play over the years say that two years ago, he was a kid who played hard. Last year, his production caught up to that elite work ethic, and the results have propelled him to new heights.
A versatile 6-foot, 6-inch shooting guard — with an eye-opening 7-foot wingspan—– who can do just about everything on the court, Durugordon averaged a double-double at Canterbury School last year with 23 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. He led his team to the NEPSAC-B championship, making 52 percent of his field goals, shooting 44 percent on 3-pointers, and hitting at a 78 percent clip from the free throw line.
A four-star recruit, he is one of the hottest in the country, as he picks up scholarship offers seemingly every day, with more than 20 already.
“I’m blessed, I’m very blessed,” said Durugordon of having schools such as Auburn, Seton Hall, Missouri, and Arizona State reach out with offers. Durugordon, who turned 19 on May 19, has already reclassed, so this will be his final season before college.
“We’re really looking forward to having Sean with us next year,” said PSA coach Tom Espinosa. “He’s a good kid, a hard worker who is really coming on. He’s got a lot of people’s attention, and we think that’s going to continue for him. He’s a really talented kid who can do a lot of things on the court. And we like that 7-foot wingspan, that’s for sure.”
Stephen Nalbandian
Sports Information Director
Putnam Science Academy


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