Friday is a big day for Kansas hoops.
Uncommitted big man Myles Turner enjoyed his visit to Kansas, which began on Wednesday and concluded today.
“Kansas really rolled out the red carpet,” David Turner, Myles’ father, told Matt Scott of TheShiver.com.
Kansas head coach Bill Self previously told the Turners that his program might not be the best fit if Joel Embiid sticks around for another year but Embiid is widely projected as a top-three pick in the NBA Draft.
Turner heads to Duke today for tomorrow’s game with North Carolina. To read more of this story, click here
Tarin Smith had a big night for himself on Thursday.
The uncommitted senior point guard from St. Anthony picked up a scholarship offer from Nebraska head coach Tim Miles and was watched by Notre Dame coach Mike Brey.
On the same night, the 6-foot-2 Smith went for 13 points as the Friars crushed Morristown-Beard, 63-30, in the second round of New Jersey Non-Public, North B playoffs.
“Nebraska offered him last night, so Coach Miles really liked him,” Naismith Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley, who won his 1,100th career game, told SNY.tv.
Notre Dame is in the market for another point guard in 2014 because they only have Demetrius Jackson on the roster. Brey watched Matt Farrell of Point Pleasant Beach on Wednesday, too.
“Mike was coming through the area,” Hurley said. “He had gone to see Matt Farrell and because he was here he wanted to stop and see Tarin because Tarin is one of the better unsigned senior guards so he stopped to see him, too.” To read more of this story, click here
Adonis Delarosa will announce his college decision April 18 and has a top five of South Carolina, St. John’s, Fordham, Rutgers and Hofstra, Christ the King coach Joe Arbitello told SNY.tv.
That is also the date of the Jordan Brand Classic at Barclays Center, and it’s possible Delarosa could be selected to the Regional Game.
It’s unclear if the 6-foot-11 Delarosa will take visits before then, but he has previously mentioned tripping to South Carolina and St. John’s.
“At this point I’m open to everybody,” Delarosa recently told SNY.tv. “I just want to be at a place that wants me and that needs me.”
Delarosa is an imposing physical specimen on the court, and is still working to get into better shape for the college game. He weighed in at 330 last season, and is now all the way down to 267 and seems to have much better conditioning. He said that before next season starts, wherever he ends up, he wants to weigh-in at 250 and get his “body toned up.”
“Conditioning is the key,” New York recruiting expert Tom Konchalski said. “As long as he gets in the best shape he can, he’s going to be a terrific college player.”
**Check back later for an update on Delarosa’s game Thursday against Cardinal Hayes.
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Louisville head coach Rick Pitino and associate head coach Kevin Keatts are expected to watch him Friday night when Lafayette plays Henry Clay in the first round of the Kentucky 11th Region tournament, his father told SNY.tv.
“They moved practice up an hour so Rick can get there in time,” Johnathon Davis said by phone. To read more of this story, click here
By JOHN PAVIA
Special to ZAGSBLOG
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. – After capturing a championship at the Shore Conference Tournament last Saturday and an opening-round win over Asbury Park in the Central Jersey, Group 1 tournament on Tuesday, Matt Farrell led his Point Beach team to a second-round 82-50 win over Middlesex to continue their stellar season for at least one more game.
“We share [the ball] together,” Farrel told SNY.tv. “When we move the ball we’re very good. We made shots and we shoot the ball very well. I missed a couple easy ones tonight and when they’re not falling for me, I try and get other people involved. When we share the ball though, we can be very good.” To read more of this story, click here
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Illinois was two deep on Wednesday for Josh Sharma, a 7-foot junior from Northfield Mount Hermon.
Illini head coach John Groce and assistant Dustin Ford watched Sharma, who managed just 2 points as NMH was crushed by Brewster (N.H.) Academy, 84-61, in the semifinals of the National Prep Championships at Albertus Magnus College.
Creighton assistant Pat Sellers was also among those in the stands.
“Definitely could’ve played harder, definitely missed some opportunities for a rebound here or there,” Sharma told SNY.tv. “It was not a good performance from us overall.” To read more of this story, click here
Myles Turner, Luke Kennard and Chase Jeter are among the big names who will visit Duke this weekend for the North Carolina game on Saturday.
The 6-foot-11 Turner is the top uncommitted player in the Class of 2014 and will trip to Kansas Wednesday and then Duke on the weekend. He has already visited Ohio State and Oklahoma State officially, and Texas A&M and SMU unofficially.
His father, David Turner, told SNY.tv his son still plans to visit Texas and may also visit Kentucky. To read more of this story, click here
Kobie Eubanks, the top uncommitted 2014 shooting guard out of Our Savior New American, will be at Baylor for tonight’s Iowa State game.
“Heading to Baylor,” he told SNY.tv.
The 6-foot-5 Eubanks visited Pitt on Sunday and Monday, watching the Panthers lose to N.C. State, 74-67 Monday night.
He Tweeted: “I had a Good time on my Visit at Pitt. I met some Good people. The Pete and. Da Zoo were Jumping… # ACC # Panther Nation!!!” To read more of this story, click here
Marvin Clark enjoyed his visit to Indiana Wednesday but will not announce his college choice until sometime next week.
His Bel Aire (KS) Sunrise Christian teammate, 7-footer Dusan Ristic, is expected to announce Saturday for Arizona, but Clark told SNY.tv he won’t announce until next week — possibly Wednesday.
“Deciding sometime next week,” he said by text.
Clark, a 6-foot-6 post-graduate small forward, visited Indiana Wednesday for the Nebraska game after visiting Michigan State this past weekend.
“It was good,” he said of Indiana. “I just liked the opportunity there to start early as a freshman. They want to use me all around the floor, 2, 3 and some 4 early on.”
He is also considering Iowa State, Kansas State, Seton Hall and Ole Miss.
To read more of this story, click here
Indiana, Baylor, Oklahoma State and Arizona State are the latest programs to show interest in Jackson Davis , a 6-foot-8 2014 power forward from Lexington (KY) Lafayette.
All four schools are attempting to come out this week, Davis’ parents told SNY.tv.
Oklahoma State head coach Travis Ford is expected to come out one day this week.
Also, Davis will meet tonight (Monday) with Alabama, Johnathon Davis, Jackson’s father, said.
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