Earlier this summer, Tyrone Johnson and Myles Davis, two of the top guards in New Jersey, openly entertained the idea of playing together at Plainfield High School.
Now neither one will.
The Villanova-bound Johnson earlier transferred to Montrose Christian, and now Davis has moved to Fitchburg (Mass.) Notre Dame Prep.
“Yes, I’m here now,” the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Davis said Sunday by text.
Davis’ father, Sam, said Notre Dame Prep was the best option for his son. To read more of this story, click here
Tyler Harris is headed to St. Benedict’s.
After spending last year at Dix Hills (N.Y.) Half Hollow Hills West, the 6-foot-8 Harris will spend his senior year at St. Benedict’s in Newark.
“It was a decision based on St. Benedict’s being a national powerhouse school, having an excellent basketball schedule, nationally televised games on ESPN and a coach who played in the NBA and in college at Duke,” Tyler said in a statement.
“[Coach Roshown McLeod] will continue to help me be consistent in my development as a basketball player as well as a person and preparing me to be ready for college.”
Said McLeod: “Tyler is a player that gives us versatility on our front line. He has a high ceiling being 16 going into his senior year. The school that gets him is getting a jewel.”
The No. 17 small forward in the Class of 2011, Harris is considering N.C. State, UConn, USF, Washington, Providence, Rutgers, St. John’s, Duquesne, URI, Iowa & Wake Forest, per his father, Torrel.
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As first reported here last week, DeAndre Daniels has landed at IMG Basketball Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
There had been reports that the 6-foot-8, 192-pound Daniels would reclassify to 2010 from 2011, but instead he will remain in 2011 and spend a year on the post-grad team at IMG after transferring from Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft.
“We are excited to work with Deandre toward his goals this coming year,” said Andy Borman, director of IMG Basketball Academy. “He has made tremendous strides to this point, and now at the IMG Basketball Academy, our consistent training environment will help him take the next big jump in his career.” To read more of this story, click here
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. — The game of point guard musical chairs in the Garden State is moving at a dizzying pace.
Tyrone Johnson’s decision to leave Plainfield for Montrose Christian was just the latest in a flurry of high-profile point guards opting to either move from one New Jersey school to another or, in Johnson’s case, leave the state altogether.
**In May, St. Benedict’s point guard Myck Kabongo announced he was leaving for Findlay Prep, the two-time National High School Invitational champ.
**After it was announced that Paterson Catholic would close its doors, highly touted floor generals Kyle Anderson (a rising junior)and Myles Mack (rising senior) both opted to play for Hall of Famer Bob Hurley at St. Anthony. To read more of this story, click here
Villanova commit Tyrone Johnson will spend his senior season at Montrose Christian (Md.) High School instead of Plainfield (N.J.) High.
“We enjoyed a lot of success at Plainfield and I am really appreciative of the support from my coaches and the community. The decision to leave was very difficult. I chose Montrose to help take my game to the next level and better prepare me for college,” Johnson said.
Current Villanova sophomores Mouphtaou Yarou and Isaiah Armwood both played for Montrose Christian coach Stu Vetter and graduated from the school.
Johnson averaged 18.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.2 steals last season. He made 31 of 86 3-pointers (36 percent) and 154 of 218 free throws (71 percent). He led Plainfield to a 26-4 record and appearances in the Union County Tournament and Group 4 state title games. To read more of this story, click here
By ALEX KLINE
Jevon Thomas is one of the best point guards in New York City. The rising sophomore has some big plans for next year that include a change in school and in grade.
The 6-foot Thomas has decided to leave Our Savior New American in New York for St. Benedict’s in New Jersey.
“I’m going to St. Benedict’s,” said Thomas, the No. 14 point guard in the Class of 2012, according to Rivals. He will play the point there and replace Myck Kabongo — who departed for Findlay Prep – as the school’s starting point guard. “I chose to transfer to St. Benedict’s because they have a much better schedule so I can get more exposure,” he said.
“Along with that, my family wanted me to go to an all-boys school so I wouldn’t have any distractions.” To read more of this story, click here
Kavon Stewart and Reggie Cameron were two of the rising stars on a Paterson Catholic team that went undefeated through much of the high school season and peaked at No. 3 in the nation.
With Paterson Catholic closing this month, both players have elected to attend Hudson Catholic beginning next year, where they will play for Nick Mariniello, one of the top coaches in the Garden State.
“That’s where I’m going,” the 5-10 Stewart, pictured above, told ZAGSBLOG contributor Alex Kline.
Asked if the 6-4 Cameron was coming with him, Stewart said, “Yes.”
Mariniello said Stewart was currently playing with Hudson Catholic in various summer events and will be attending in the fall. To read more of this story, click here
NEW YORK – If you’re holding on to your high school basketball rosters from last season, they won’t be much use once all the dust clears for next year.
After a couple of days at the Rumble in the Bronx at Fordham University, this much is clear: there is a lot of movement on the prep scene.
**Vaughn Gray, a 6-foot-5 off guard, is transferring to Newark (N.J.) St. Benedict’s Prep from Don Bosco Prep and will play for first-year coach Roshown McLeod.
“Yes, he’s going to St. Benedict’s,” said June Gray, his mother. “It was pretty much Vaughn’s decision. We wanted him to have more development and play more on a national level.” To read more of this story, click here
St. Anthony will feature an all-Paterson Catholic backcourt next season.
Myles Mack, a rising senior point guard ranked No. 21 at his position in the Class of 2011, has chosen to attend St. Anthony in Jersey City for his senior season. Mack, who averaged 14.8 points and 2.8 steals last year, spent the past three seasons at Paterson Catholic, which is set to close its doors in June.
He will team will rising junior guard Kyle Anderson, another former PC player who previously announced his decision to play for Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley.
“[Mack's] mother did call me and I think at this point he’s leaning toward going to St. Anthony,” Hurley said Sunday evening. To read more of this story, click here
Myles Mack is the No. 114 ranked basketball prospect by Rivals.com for the Class of 2011 with scholarships offers from various Big East, ACC and SEC schools.
But before he picks a college, Mack will have to pick another high school. His current one, Paterson (N.J.) Catholic, announced Wednesday it is closing at the end of school year because of financial troubles.
Mack politely declined to comment when reached by text. His father Wayne, however, had plenty to say.
“I’m very shocked,” he said. “My wife called and told me and I’m like, ‘Are you kidding me?’
“We didn’t know at all. We didn’t know anything. We thought everything was fine and then all of a sudden — boom.”
Read the full story at Rivals High.
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