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 SNY.tv 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 SNY.tv 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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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
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.
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 247Sports.com had Uhl going to Temple. To read more of this story, click here
Unlike many recruits nowadays, Abdul Malik Abu and Jared Terrell were able to keep their decisions under wraps right up until the time they announced on Saturday afternoon in Boston.
When they finally made their announcements, the 6-foot-8 Abu of Kimball (N.H.) Union) chose N.C. State and the 6-3 Terrell of Brewster (N.H.) Academy picked Oklahoma State.
Abu also considered Providence, UConn and Florida, while Terrell also mulled Providence, Cincinnati and Rhode Island. SNY.tv reported earlier Saturday that Rhode Island was out for Terrell.
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NEW YORK — Tyus Jones will take the first of his official visits this weekend, when he and his good friend Jahlil Okafor trip to Baylor.
It is the first of three officials the point guard/center duo will take together, as they are also slated to visit Kansas on Oct. 18 and Duke on Oct. 25.
“We’re talking quite often,” Jones told SNY.tv in the above interview at the Elite 24. “We have three visits set up at the same time. We’re visiting Baylor, Kansas and Duke together. So talk quite often about it and excited to take our officials and to keep going with the process.” To read more of this story, click here
In this video interview with SNY.tv, Devin Booker breaks down his five schools during last week’s Elite 24 game in Brooklyn.
The 6-foot-5 Booker is considering Michigan State, Michigan, Kentucky, Florida and Missouri.
“I’m thinking I want to get it done by November, but if I’m not ready by then I’m not going to force myself,” he said of a timeframe on a decision.
Watch as he breaks down all five.
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NEW YORK — Emmanuel Mudiay will announce his college choice on Saturday at the Elite 24, with at least one source close to the recruitment telling SNY.tv Mudiay is expected to pick SMU over Kentucky, Baylor, Kansas and Oklahoma State.
In this video interview done Thursday afternoon, the 6-foot-4 Mudiay out of Dallas (TX) Prime Prep gave no hint that he would be announcing Saturday night.
“I’m just taking it day by day, but we’re going to see,” he said. “We’re going to see.”
Mudiay breaks down all five schools in the video.
A Dallas native, he has visited SMU several times unofficially and has repeatedly said he likes the fact that SMU is close to home and that head coach Larry Brown is a father figure.
“Larry Brown, I’m real close to him,” he said. “He’s a good coach, good person, first off. I’m real close with their staff but that’s with a lot of staffs. To read more of this story, click here
NEW YORK – Houston Hoops wing Justise Winslow plans to cut his list from eight schools to five possibly as early as next week.
“Yeah, I’m going to probably cut it pretty soon to five, so I can get my five officials set,” Winslow told SNY.tv in the above video at the Elite 24. “So that’s something I’m looking to do next week or in the weeks coming.”
The 6-foot-6 Houston Hoops wing is currently considering Duke, Florida, Kentucky, Kansas, Texas A&M, Arizona, UCLA and Stanford, and said it will be tough to cut three of them. To read more of this story, click here
NEW YORK — The best part of this Carlton Bragg interview from the Big Strick is when I asked him if there were any offers he didn’t have that he wishes he did.
“Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, Rutgers,” he said.
“Yeah, Rutgers,” Bragg said. “They’re very good, I heard.”
Yes, the 6-foot-8 2015 power forward from Cleveland Villa Angela St. Joseph lumped Rutgers in with perennial powers Kentucky, Duke and North Carolina and said he’s still awaiting an offer. To read more of this story, click here