Dayton huddles during a game against George Mason on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at UD Arena. David Jablonski/Staff
Photo: Staff Writer
Photo: Staff Writer

Guard from Maryland latest 2020 recruit to visit Dayton Flyers

R.J. Blakney, a three-start 2020 recruit from Maryland, took an official visit to the Dayton Flyers this weekend, according to Instagram posts from his mom,  Dafne' Lee Blakney.

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Blakney, a 6-foot-5 guard, was originally in the 2019 recruiting class but decided to attend prep school after graduating from St. Maria Goretti Catholic High School in Hagerstown, Md., and now attends the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Conn.

In August, Blakney wrote about his decision on Twitter: “This is the best thing for me and my family, and I can't wait to get to work.”

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Dayton offered Blakney a scholarship early this month, according to Team Thrill, a team he plays for in the Under Armour Association. Georgetown offered him a scholarship around the same time.

St. Bonaventure, St. Joseph’s, Nebraska, Towson, Hofstra, George Mason and Iona are among the other schools to offer Blakney a scholarship.

Dayton has filled two scholarships in the 2020 class with the verbal commitments of Lukas Frazier and Koby Brea and has two scholarships open.

Dayton recruiting targets

» 2020: Desmond PolkKeon AmbroseZach BentonTony Sanders Jr.Andersson GarciaKam FarrisJaylen MurrayEric Gaines 

» 2021: Wesley CardetFranck KepnangJonathan KumingaRafael PinzonMalachi SmithJalin Billingsley

» 2022: Ramel Lloyd | Paul McMillan

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