Mohamed Bamba Adds Duke Offer

Mohammed BambaMohamed Bamba wanted a Duke offer — and now he has one.

The 6-foot-11 2017 star out of Westtown (Pa.) School and the PSA Cardinals has picked up an offer from the reigning NCAA champions, his AAU director, Terrance “Munch” Williams confirmed to SNY.tv. ESPN’s Adam Finkelstein first reported the offer.

“I want that offer as much as I have any other offer,” Bamba told Josh Newman last week in New Jersey. “Although they do have a really great program, it’s sort of, not a finishing point, but it would be a great accomplishment if I get that offer.”

Bamba also said he likes what Kentucky does with athletic big men. To read more of this story, click here


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Duke, Kansas, Kentucky Offer Wenyen Gabriel

Wenyen Gabriel, a 6-foot-10, 195-pound Class of 2016 forward from the Mass Rivals AAU program and Wilbraham & Monson, has had quite a week, adding offers from Duke, Kansas and Kentucky.

Gabriel also holds offers from Maryland, UConn, Providence, Notre Dame, Texas, Auburn and Miami, among others.

“He’s 6-10, highly skilled, inside and out with a high motor,” Mass Rivals coach Vin Pastore told SNY.tv. “That translates all the way to the top.”

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Harry Giles Calls Jayson Tatum His ‘Best Friend,’ Breaks Down All 5 Schools

gilesJPGIn an interview with Scout.com, Harry Giles calls Duke commit Jayson Tatum his “best friend” but says he will have to make the “right decision for me.”

The 6-foot-8 Tatum committed to Duke at the Peach Jam and immediately said he would begin recruiting his close friend Giles to join him.

“I mean, that’s my best friend,” Giles told Scout. “So it’s going to impact me a little bit, but at the same time I have to make the best decision for me. Regardless if he went to Duke or not, if he didn’t go there, I would still consider Duke just as much. At the same time, I have to make the right decision for me. If the right decision is we are both at the same school, it is what it is.”

Duke appears to have tremendous recruiting momentum now with the addition of Tatum and the perception that they can also add Giles to their 2016 class. The Blue Devils are also in strong for 2016 point guard Frank Jackson, as well as 2017 targets Trae Young and Michael Porter Jr., as well as Gary Trent Jr. and Wendell Carter Jr. Both pairings have discussed package deals. To read more of this story, click here


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Mohamed Bamba Finds Kentucky Appealing, Wants Offer From Duke

Mohammed BambaBy JOSH NEWMAN

BURLINGTON, N.J. – Mohamed Bamba appears to be savvier then your average high-school junior.

When the 6-foot-11 2017 star out of Westtown (Pa.) School and the PSA Cardinals sees former Kentucky forwards like Karl-Anthony Towns and Willie Cauley-Stein having big years and going to the NBA Draft, he imagines himself doing the same thing.

“What’s appealing is the guys who went to Kentucky that are sort of like me,” Bamba said at Battle of the Borders Wednesday evening at Burlington City High School. “The stretch four, a 6-11 shot-blocker. What’s appealing is how those guys can have a really effective year and go right to the league.”

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Trevon Duval Helps We-R1 Defeat PSA Cardinals at Battle of the Borders, Talks Schools

trevon-duvalBy JOSH NEWMAN

BURLINGTON, N.J. – A five-star point guard out of St. Benedict’s Prep, Trevon Duval has a had a big month of July, highlighted by MVP honors at the SC Select Camp and a strong showing at the UAA Finals earlier this month.

Duval’s ascension continued on Wednesday evening here at Burlington City High School when he helped pace his We R1 squad to a 67-66 overtime win over the PSA Cardinals at the Battle of the Borders’ showcase night.

As has been the case all month, Duval played Wednesday in front of a bevy of major college coaches including Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon, Seton Hall’s Kevin Willard, Washington’s Lorenzo Romar, Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim, St. John’s assistant Matt Abdelmassih and Kentucky assistant John Robic.

“I do know that the coaches are out there and watching,” Duval said. “They don’t tell you which coaches are coming, but you know that they’re there. It’s a crazy feeling.”

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Jagan Mosely to Cut List After Live Period

4_2971264Jagan Mosely will cut his list after the July live period, he told SNY.tv.

The 6-foot-3 2016 combo out of Jersey City (N.J.) St. Anthony is being recruited by Virginia, Harvard, Northwestern, Georgia Tech, Xavier and Boston University, among others.

“I’m still wide open with my recruitment,” he said. “I’ll cut my list after live period.”

Virginia is the latest school to get involved although they haven’t yet offered.

“I’ve always liked Virginia, being that both of my parents met there and because of the history and success of the school.”

Mosely will play at the Live in AC event Wednesday at Richard Stockton University before he and his NJ Playaz teammates fly to Las Vegas for the Fab 48 event.

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