Roscoe Smith, a 6-7 small forward out of Oak Hill (Va.) Academy, will visit Duke unofficially Sept. 6, according to his father, Brian Thompson
Thompson said the following schools are recruiting his son and would have in-home visits: UConn, Duke, UCLA, Maryland, Georgetown, Florida and Kentucky.
“I’m going to pick out the school that I’m going to commit to going on the middle of my Oak Hill season,” Roscoe, the No. 31 player in the Rivals150 and the No. 6 SF in the Class of 2010, told me earlier this month at the Boost Mobile event in New York.
He said he transferred to Oak Hill to improve and prepare for college.
“I just wanted to be around great players,” he said. ”I think me going to Oak Hill will step my game up more and get me ready for college life. To read more of this story, click here
Here’s a few quick headlines from Friday’s action…
**Erin Andrews’ attorneys have issued the following statement about the grainy video of Andrews naked in a hotel room that is circulating on the Internet.
LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 17 /PRNewswire/ — With respect to recent Internet postings of Erin Andrews, she has authorized her attorney, Marshall B. Grossman of Bingham McCutchen LLP, to issue the following statement:
“While alone in the privacy of her hotel room, Erin Andrews was surreptitiously videotaped without her knowledge or consent. She was the victim of a crime and is taking action to protect herself and help ensure that others are not similary violated in the future. Although the perpetrator or perpetrators of this criminal act have not yet been identified, when they are identified she intends to bring both civil and criminal charges against them and against anyone who has published the material. We request respect of Erin’s privacy at this time, while she and her representatives are working with the authorities.”
**Roger Federer and his wife, Mirka, are the proud parents of twin girls.
Charlene Riva Federer and Myla Rose Federer arrived late Thursday evening in Switzerland.
It will be interesting to see if fatherhood slows Fed, the winner of a record 15 Grand Slam titles, down, but we still say he’s the favorite to win his 6th straight U.S. Open later this summer in Flushing Meadows.
**It sounds like Reggie Rose, the older brother of Bulls guard Derrick Rose, went a little nuts Friday in Las Vegas. Read Jeff Goodman’s tale here.
But the other side of the coin is that Grassroots Canada, coached by Ro Russell and led by Texas commit Tristan Thompson, is on a monster run this summer. Gary Parrish has that story here.
For more on Thompson and Canada, read my piece from earlier this week here.
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The Garden State is in the house.
Radio City Music Hall, that is.
New Jersey guys made up seven of the 32 first-round picks in Saturday’s NFL Draft.
OT Eugene Monroe of Virginia went at No. 8 to Jacksonville; DT B.J. Raji of Boston College was picked No. 9 by Green Bay; RB Knowshon Moreno of Georgia went No. 12 to Denver; CB Malcolm Jenkins of Ohio State went No. 14 to New Orleans; and LB Brian Cushing of Southern Cal was selected No. 15 by Houston.
Later, RB Donald Brown of UConn went No. 27 to New Orleans and WR Kenny Britt of Rutgers was chosen at No. 30 by Tennessee.
“It’s good to have a New Jersey crew out there in the draft,” Moreno said the other day. “Coaches need to start recruiting up here in New Jersey a little more.” To read more of this story, click here
Erin Andrews will once again grace the Rutgers campus with her presence when she appears on the sideline for Thursday night’s ESPN game against Louisville. Read my story about Senior Night here. When Andrews last appeared at RU for the season opening loss to North Carolina, a couple of young Rutgers employees ran out onto the field afterward and asked her to pose for a quick picture…she obliged.
**Donnie Webb of the Syracuse Post-Standard published a list on his blog of potential replacements for fired Syracuse coach Greg Robinson. Among them are UConn head coach Randy Edsall, a Syracuse alum whose team finishes the regular season Saturday at home against Pitt; East Carolina head coach Skip Holtz, whose club meets Tulsa in Saturday’s Conference USA championship; Buffalo coach Turner Gill, whose outfit plays in the MAC championship; and Oregon offensive coordinator Chip Kelly, who may or may not have an interview slated for Wednesday (The Eugene Register-Guard).
**ESPN will air “The Greatest Game Ever Played” on Dec. 13 at 9 p.m. The 1958 NFL title game pitted the Giants against the Baltimore Colts at Yankee Stadium.