Lawrence Down to 3 Schools

Transferring Cincinnati forward Jermaine Lawrence is now down to three New York-area schools: Hofstra, Iona and Manhattan.

The 6-foot-9 former Pope John XXIII standout visited Iona on Thursday and Hofstra on Wednesday. He is due to visit Manhattan next week, sources told SNY.tv.

“Going down a level doesn’t bother me,” Lawrence told the New York Post of the transfer triggered by his father’s battle with cancer. “If I’m as a good a player as I am and people think I am, someone will find me.”

“I’m really excited about the future, being back in New York,” Lawrence added
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Hallice Cooke Visiting Dayton

Transferring Oregon State guard Hallice Cooke will visit Dayton Saturday-Monday, his AAU coach, Brian Coleman, told SNY.tv.

The 6-foot-3 Cooke is enrolled at Oregon State until school ends next month. He has already visited Iowa State and St. Joe’s, which features his former Sports U teammate DeAndre’ Bembry.

Last season, Cooke averaged 8.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists while shooting 46 percent from beyond the arc.

He would have to sit out a year per NCAA transfer rules.

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West Virginia’s Henderson Transferring

Having already lost sophomore guard Eron Harris to transfer, West Virginia announced Friday that sophomore guard Terry Henderson will also transfer.

Henderson, a 6-foot-4 guard from Raleigh, N.C., played in 28 games this past season, averaging 11.7 points per game.

“We have enjoyed Terry and his contributions to Mountaineer basketball,” head coach Bob Huggins said. “We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

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Oregon State Pledge Nick Faust Reopens Recruitment

Less than a week after committing to Oregon State, transferring Maryland guard Nick Faust is re-opening his recruitment in the wake of Craig Robinson’s firing.

“Basically, I’m opening my recruitment back up,” Faust told SNY.tv by phone Tuesday night.

He added: “I’m open to everyone.”

The 6-foot-6 Baltimore native said he would still consider Oregon State “depending on who the coach is.” To read more of this story, click here

Oregon State Transfer Hallice Cooke Planning Visits to Dayton, St. Joe’s

Transferring Oregon State guard Hallice Cooke is planning visits to Dayton and St. Joe’s and will decide sometime after those trips, his father told SNY.tv.

“He’s got two left, St. Joseph’s and Dayton is what we’re trying to set up,” Rob Cooke told SNY.tv Tuesday. “So hopefully within the next two weeks.”

Other schools have reached out, including Tennessee, Boston College and Creighton, but Rob said it was unclear if Hallice would visit any of those schools. The 6-foot-3 Cooke is enrolled at Oregon State until school ends next month.

“Other schools have reached out, but his availability and the time is short and you got the dead period at the end of the month,” Rob said. “So that’s making things a little tight.” To read more of this story, click here

Kareem Canty Will Visit USF, Hasn’t Committed to Auburn

CantyDespite a report to the contrary, Marshall transfer Kareem Canty has not committed to Auburn and will visit South Florida May 2-4, his former AAU coach told SNY.tv.

“He needs to look to at something at else to see if Auburn is what he wants or if there’s something else that he likes,” Thurgood Marshall coach Abdu Allah Torrence told SNY.tv.

“I wanna thank Auburn for a great time but I wanna make sure I’m 110% sure my next move is my best one and take the rest of my visits !” Canty Tweeted.

Canty visited Auburn over the weekend and liked the visit to coach Bruce Pearl’s new program, but will keep his options going forward.

“Somebody asked him if he loved it and he said, ‘I really love it. I really like the school. I can see myself here,’” Torrence said. To read more of this story, click here

Maurice Watson to Creighton; Foster to Penn State ; Dejean-Jones, Williams to Iowa State

Transferring Boston University point guard Maurice Watson committed to Creighton on Sunday, his father, Maurice Sr., told SNY.tv.

“It’s the Big East, so he gets to come home and play in front of his family as well as against some of the best talent in NCAA basketball on the big stage,” Maurice Sr., said. “He loved everything and the program offered everything he is looking for. The player development piece as well as the coaching staff has been recruiting him since he was in high school. They love him and made him feel like they were the program for him. And we as a family agree.”

The 5-foot-10 Philadelphia native was also considering Illinois and Wichita State, his dad said.

Watson led BU in scoring (13.3 points per game), assists (7.1) and steals (2.1) as a sophomore. As per NCAA rules, he would have to sit out next season and will then have two years remaining. To read more of this story, click here

Watson Visiting Creighton, Working on Illinois, Wichita State

Transferring Boston University point guard Maurice Watson is visiting Creighton this weekend, his father, Maurice Sr., confirmed to SNY.tv.

The 5-foot-10 Philadelphia native is also working on visits to Illinois and Wichita State, his dad said.

Watson led BU in scoring (13.3 points per game), assists (7.1) and steals (2.1) as a sophomore. As per NCAA rules, he would have to sit out next season and will then have two years remaining.

Creighton reportedly has one scholarship remaining.

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Va Tech Transfer Thompson Has a Top 3

NCAA Basketball: ACC Tournament-Miami vs Virginia TechVirginia Tech transfer Trevor Thompson announced that he has a top three.

“My Top 3 is…… Indiana, Ohio State, and Purdue no order thank you all. My decision will come soon in the next couple weeks God Bless,” he Tweeted.

The 6-foot-11 Thompson averaged 5 points and 4.7 rebounds last season as a freshman. He opted to transfer after Buzz Williams was hired at Virginia Tech.

Ohio State has already landed Temple transfer Anthony Lee, a 6-9 forward who can play right away as a fifth-year senior.

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Former N.C. State Point Guard Tyler Lewis to Butler

Tyler LewisTransferring N.C. State point guard Tyler Lewis is headed to Butler after visiting the Indiana school this past week.

“I love the coaches and players,” the 5-foot-11 Lewis told SNY.tv. “I felt like it was home and a place where I can really succeed.’

A 2012 McDonald’s All-American, Lewis averaged 4.4 points and 3.8 assists this past season at N.C. State, setting a school record and finishing second in the ACC with a 3.55:1 assist-to-turnover ratio.

He will sit out next season per NCAA transfer rules and suit up in 2015-16.

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