Barrett's Career at La Salle Likely Over

I covered Kimmani Barrett during his tenure at Paterson (N.J.) Catholic and I broke the news of his commitment to La Salle.

He was a tremendous high school player and a nice, soft-spoken kid. He was part of a pioneering recruiting class for Dr. John Giannini that tried to turn things around at the Philly school.

Now his college career is over.

The 6-foot-5 Barrett will have surgery this week because of a fractured bone in his right foot.

“Kimmani Barrett has a fracture in his foot and he’s probably out for the year,” Giannini said Monday by phone. To read more of this story, click here

Lamb to Visit UConn; Duren to La Salle; Joseph Visits Minny

Oak Hill combo guard Doron Lamb will visit UConn Nov. 15-16.

The 6-foot combo guard out of Queens, N.Y., has visited Oklahoma, Kansas and Kentucky and will now make UConn his fourth official.

He may also visit Arizona, but no date has been set.

The early signing period runs Nov. 11-18 and it remains unclear when Lamb will sign early or late.

His father, Calvin, previously said his son faced a tough choice among his leaders.

“I think it’s going to be a tough choice for him,” Calvin said. To read more of this story, click here

Bingo's Broadus Placed on Indefinite Leave

Binghamton put men’s basketball coach Kevin Broadus on an indefinite paid leave of absence Wednesday after he was found to have violated NCAA rules last week.
 
FoxSports.com reported that Broadus had spoken with two student-athletes at Fitchburg (Mass.) Notre Dame Prep on October 6, one day after the NCAA contact period had ended.
 
This incident was the latest black eye for a Binghamton program in the midst of a national scandal after one player, Emanuel “Tiki” Mayben, was caught distributing crack cocaine and five other players, including former Rutgers guard Corey Chandler, were dismissed from the program.
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Wake Forest coach Dino Gaudio received an extension through 2013-14…Robert Morris got a commitment from 6-4 athletic wing Malcolm Lemmons of D.C. Gonzaga Prep…Rutgers cancelled its “Tip-Off to Kick Off” event on Friday prior to the Pitt football game. The event was cancelled due to inclement weather…Seton Hall head coach Bobby Gonzalez took his whole team out Tuesday night for Italian dinner and a showing of LeBron’s movie “More Than a Game.” The Pirates will host Devon Collier, Kyrie Irving and 2010 commit Fuquan Edwin on Oct. 30, and are hoping to get a visit from Raleigh (N.C.) Word of God forward C.J. Leslie at some point also. Leslie heads to Kentucky this weekend for “Big Blue Madness” along with Irving, Tobias Harris, Achraf Yacoubou and Michael Gilchrist…Paterson Catholic sophomore Kyle Anderson headlines the sophomores invited to the Eddie Griffin Challenge Oct. 25 in Philly…South Kent (Conn.) guard Russ Smith has offers from Houston, Baylor, St. Bonaventure and La Salle and begins an official visit to La Salle today (Thursday).
 

Oklahoma, Kansas Lead for Doron Lamb; Poole to Announce for Kentucky; St. Anthony Duo Planning Visits

Doron Lamb may visit Oklahoma the weekend of Oct. 3 for his first official visit, according to his father, Calvin Lamb.

“We want to visit Oklahoma in early October,” Calvin said Wednesday morning by phone.

A senior from Queens, N.Y. who plays at Oak Hill (Va.) Academy, the 6-foot-4 Lamb is the No. 3 shooting guard and No. 21 prospect in the Class of 2010.

“From what I’ve heard him say, I think his top three would be Kansas, Oklahoma and the next one I couldn’t tell you. It was Kentucky. But they haven’t been in here to see him yet,” Oak Hill coach Steve Smith said Wednesday by phone.

He added: “I think Doron wants to sign early.” To read more of this story, click here

Doron Lamb Considering a Few Schools; Joseph Visiting UT; Wroten Likes 'Cuse

Calvin Lamb, the father of Oak Hill (Va.) guard Doron Lamb, says his son will probably take official visits to Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Arizona and  possibly St. John’s as well.

“I could say I think Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arizona. Them four I guess I would say. St. John’s, I guess. He was kind of impressed with them,” Calvin said.

Coaches from all five schools have had in-homes with Doron’s parents in Queens and also visited Doron at Oak Hill.

Arizona head coach Sean Miller and assistant Book Richardson, who coached Lamb when he was with the New York Gauchos AAU program, visited Lamb for a second time Wednesday.

Oak Hill coach Steve Smith has also mentioned that UConn is in the mix for Lamb, the No. 3 shooting guard and No. 21 prospect in the Class of 2010. To read more of this story, click here

Jesse Morgan Has Big East, SEC Interest; Pinkston Has Home Visits

Jesse Morgan is beginning to narrow down his list.

The 6-foot-4, 180-pound shooting guard out of Philly known as “The Takeover” is now playing for Kelvin Jefferson at South Kent (Conn.).

Morgan said Wednesday that Seton Hall, UConn and Florida were showing him the most love at this point.

“I’m just pretty much open right now. In the next couple of months I will schedule some official visits,” Morgan said. “I want to go where I can play.”

Georgia, Pitt, Temple, La Salle and UMass have also shown interest. To read more of this story, click here

Contact Period Opens Amid Recruiting Frenzy

The NCAA contact period began Wednesday and runs through Oct. 5, meaning college basketball coaches are on the move all over the nation courting some of the country’s top ballers. Here are some snippets and highlights of what’s going on:

**First off, Frantz Massenat, a 2010 guard from Trenton Catholic, committed to Drexel on Wednesday. Jerian Grant, a 6-4 shooting guard from DeMatha (Md.), committed to Notre Dame.

**Kansas head coach Bill Self and his staff met with Baltimore (Md.) Lake Clifton point guard Josh Selby (pictured) and his mother, Maeshon Witherspoon, on Wednesday. Selby decommitted from Tennessee and probably won’t sign until the spring. To read more of this story, click here