Add Jabari Parker to the growing list of high-profile NBA rookies who has suffered a major injury.
Parker has a torn ACL in his left knee and is done for the season, the Milwaukee Bucks announced on Twitter after it was reported by ESPN and Yahoo! Sports.
“[Parker] returned to Milwaukee [Tuesday] afternoon to undergo an MRI that revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee,” the Bucks said on Twitter.
“Parker will undergo surgery to repair the injury and is expected to miss the remainder of the 2014-15 season.”
Typical ACL recovery takes 6-8 months, putting Parker back sometime next summer. To read more of this story, click here
Mohammed Bamba, a 6-foot-10 2017 power forward from Norristown (PA) Westtown and the PSA Cardinals, has picked up offers from the head coaches of Maryland and Villanova, PSA Cardinals coach Terrance “Munch” Williams told SNY.tv.
Maryland offered on Monday, and Villanova on Tuesday.
He previously had offers from Seton Hall, Temple, James Madison, Penn State, Rice and Yale.
“Mohammed Bamba has everything he needs to be an NBA player,” Westtown coach Seth Berger recently told SNY.tv. “Talent, intelligence, the ability and desire to learn, length and hand-eye coordination. If he doesn’t get there, he will make a major impact off the court in the world.” To read more of this story, click here
Antonio Blakeney could make his college decision relatively soon, he told Evan Daniels of Scout.com.
“I don’t know,” Blakeney said. “I really don’t know. I kind of want to do it late, but my mom may want me to get it over with. I think I’m going to talk to her after City of Palms and figure it out.”
Blakeney and his Oak Ridge (FL) teammates are playing in the City of Palms Classic Dec. 18-23
After decommitting from Louisville, Blakeney is now considering LSU, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina and N.C. State. He remains undecided on whether to take his fifth official visit to UNC or N.C. State. To read more of this story, click here
A Who’s Who of college basketball blue bloods is passing through Las Vegas to see Centennial High point guard Troy Brown, the No. 1-ranked floor general in the Class of 2017 according to 247Sports composite rankings.
Brown stands 6-foot-6 and is only 15 years old.
Louisville head coach Rick Pitino and Kansas assistant Kurtis Townsend watched Brown go for 28 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal Tuesday night.
“Pitino said he has two scholarships in that class and Troy can have both of them,” Anthony Brown, director of the Las Vegas Prospects AAU program, told SNY.tv after the game.
Kentucky assistant Barry “Slice” Rohrssen saw Brown on Monday.
“I mean, [shoot] who hasn’t been out?” Anthony Brown said.
“Coach K came out from Duke. Arizona’s been out. He’s had the heavy hitters come out to see him.” To read more of this story, click here
Brandon Ingram will have a few high-profile visitors on Tuesday.
Kentucky head coach John Calipari, UCLA assistant David Grace and N.C. State assistant Rob Moxley will watch Ingram and Kinston (N.C.) play against Wilson (N.C.) Hunt.
Ironically, Kentucky plays UCLA Saturday in Chicago.
“Shoutout to Coach Cal for making the effort to see me [Tuesday] against Wilson Hunt @ 7:30 home. Come out & support #BBN #Bruins,” Ingram Tweeted. To read more of this story, click here
Kobe Eubanks is attracting great interesting since decommitting from Baylor.
Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon, Providence head man Ed Cooley and assistants from Oregon, Louisville, Georgetown and Villanova watched the 6-foot-5 Eubanks this past weekend, according to Russ Wood of Rivals.
Wood also said Kansas may soon begin recruiting Eubanks.
Now at Delray Beach (FL) ELEV8 Academy, Eubanks went for 20 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists in an 84-82 win over Mount Zion Prep.
Chad Myers, Eubanks’ coach, recently said the following schools have already reached out to Eubanks: Virginia, USF, B.C., UConn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Oregon and Providence.
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St. John’s (8-1) moved up to No. 20 in the latest AP Poll after going 2-0 last week, including Sunday’s rout of Fordham at Madison Square Garden.
Red Storm senior D’Angelo Harrison was named Big East Player of the Week for the second straight week and Seton Hall freshman guard Isaiah Whitehead earned Rookie of the week honors for the second straight week.
St. John’s sophomore guard Rysheed Jordan, who tied his career-high with 24 against Fordham, and Seton Hall junior Sterling Gibbs also made the Big East honor roll.
In other St. John’s new, 6-11 big man Joey De La Rosa may be eligible to play beginning Friday, sources told SNY.tv. The semester ends Wednesday. To read more of this story, click here