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Northwestern makes four-star wing Saddiq Bey’s top six

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The Wildcats are one of four teams on his list with a 2017 NCAA Tournament appearance.

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Four-star 2018 wing Saddiq Bey announced his the final six schools he is considering on Twitter late Saturday night, and Northwestern made the cut.

As you can see, it’s an interesting final six, with Northwestern being joined by Xavier, Princeton, and a trio of ACC schools. Of the six, only NU, Xavier, Princeton, and Miami made the NCAA Tournament last season.

Several notable programs who extended offers to Bey didn’t make the cut, including Florida, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Connecticut, and Virginia Tech.

Bey, who attends Sidwell Friends School in Washington D.C., is the No. 83 recruit in the class of 2018, according to 247 Sports’ composite rankings. His recruitment didn’t really take off until this spring, when he shined for his DC Premier AAU team in the Under Armour Association.

Bey averaged 12.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game while shooting 45 percent from deep this AAU season. He fits the long, athletic mold Chris Collins has shaped his teams around. Oh, and he might not be done growing, according to this Washington Post article that offers some nice background on Bey’s recruitment.

Northwestern offered Bey back in May and has made him a top priority ever since. However, we hadn’t heard much news about his interest in a couple months, so it’s awesome to see that he’s seriously considering NU.

Bey joins Miller Kopp as 2018 recruits to list Northwestern on their top six this month.

As always, we’ll keep you posted as soon as any news on the recruiting front breaks.