Kentucky Commit Tai Wynyard Could Reclass to 2015

It is possible but not likely that Kentucky commit Tai Wynyard could reclass to 2015 from 2016 and land on the school’s campus midway through the 2015-16 season.

The 6-foot-10, 265-pound New Zealand big man told Jonathan Givony of that he will graduate from high school this coming December and is undecided on where he will spend his time before college begins in the fall of 2016.

“I guess I’m really still thinking about it with my parents and stuff,” Wynyard told Givony. “I committed really early because I knew from Day 1 where I wanted to go just [because of] how they approached me and everything. So I guess I’m still thinking about it. Not really too sure yet. So just kind of laying low. I’ve got a lot of time to decide, probably by the end of the year I’ll be deciding whether I’ll be going or whether I’ll be staying because I still don’t know whether I’ll go 2015 or ’16 yet, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be going 2016 due just to grades and stuff, get my schooling done fully.” To read more of this story, click here


Isaiah Briscoe Plans to Wait Until the Spring to Announce

NEW YORK — Isaiah Briscoe doesn’t plan on announcing his college choice anytime soon, which could mean that his list will change and fluctuate in the coming weeks and months.

“I’m going to decide as late as possible,” the 6-foot-3 Roselle (N.J.) Catholic guard told me at the Elite 24. “l just want to sit back and just see who’s going to the NBA and things like that.”

Briscoe is considering St. John’s, Seton Hall, Rutgers, Arizona, Louisville and Villanova, but it’s possible more schools could enter the mix if he doesn’t announce until next spring. To read more of this story, click here


Ivan Rabb Says California and Kentucky Will Make Final List

NEW YORK — Ivan Rabb has a high and low ankle sprain and can’t play in Saturday’s Under Armour Elite 24 in Brooklyn, but he’s here supporting his teammates.

“It’s a big bummer, but at least I get to come out here and support my guys,” Rabb told Thursday after practice. “I have a lot of friends and people who are here.”

Rabb suffered the sprain the day before cuts for the USA U17 team, but he ended up making the team and winning a gold medal with the U17 team in Dubai. To read more of this story, click here


Isaiah Whitehead Talks About Missing Jordan Game, Future at Seton Hall

NEW YORK — Isaiah Whitehead will miss Friday’s Jordan Brand Classic with a hamstring injury suffered during the recent McDonald’s All-American practices.

His coach at Lincoln High School, Tiny Morton, told Whitehead “just needs to stay off the court for 4 weeks.”

“It’s very disappointing but at the same time I just want to go into Seton Hall 100 percent, no nagging injuries,” Whitehead told in the above video interview from practice Wednesday at Basketball City.

The 6-foot-5 Whitehead also talked about his excitement about what’s to come at Seton Hall next season, where he may be reunited with his coach if Morton is added to the staff.

Four other Seton Hall commits — Desi Rodriguz, Angel Delgado, Khadeen Carrington and Ismael Sanogo — will participate in the Jordan Regional Game on Friday at the Barclays Center.

“I think they’re going to go at it and just put the friends stuff aside and just ball out,” Whitehead said.

As for the future, Whitehead said, “We’re going to go into Seton Hall next year and just try to win as much games as possible.”

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Former NBA Teammates Hoiberg, Ollie Set to Face Off in Sweet 16

NEW YORK — Fred Hoiberg’s
first memory of meeting Kevin Ollie involved tasty homemade pancakes.

The two high school players were visiting Arizona on a recruiting trip and coach Lute Olson’s late wife Bobbi made them flapjacks.

“The most amazing pancakes I’ve ever had, apple cinnamon pancakes,” Hoiberg recalled Thursday in a hallway at Madison Square Garden.

During that recruiting trip, Olson told the players that he only had one scholarship left and whoever committed first would get it. To read more of this story, click here


GEICO SportsNite: St. Mary’s

On the eve of the SNY Invitational, SNY catches up with the St. Mary’s High School basketball team as it looks to continue its championship tradition.


Dom Uhl Makes the Call for Iowa on SNY

NEW YORK — Dom Uhl finally made up his mind on Wednesday night.

That’s when he knew.

The 6-foot-8 forward from Point Pleasant Beach (N.J.) knew he would be taking his talents to Iowa instead of Temple or Boston College.

“I’m going to attend the University of Iowa,” he said while announcing his decision in the SNY studios in Manhattan.

“It’s been tough. I like all three schools, they’ve been great. I just liked Coach [Fran] McCaffery a lot and I like the style of play, the facilities, everything.”

Ironically, 9 of 9 predictors on had Uhl going to Temple. To read more of this story, click here