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Tuesday / September 26.
  • Heading to the U18 Trials

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    I’m on the train bright and early today headed to the U.S. U18 trials in Washington, D.C. If anyone has any questions about the goings on, feel free to register on the site and send in comments. I’ll be there Wednesday and Thursday.

    Here is the official roster, which includes several of the top prep and incoming college players from the New York-New Jersey area: Lance Stephenson, Dominic Cheek, Kemba Walker and Sylven Landesberg.

    UCLA recruits Reeves Nelson and Malcolm Lee will be on hand, as well as North Carolina commits David and Travis Wear; Memphis commit Wesley Witherspoon; and Villanova commit Maalik Wayns.

    Speaking of Lance, his father said at the Steve Nash camp that North Carolina was Lance’s dream school but that the coaches never really pursued his son hard.

    “North Carolina really didn’t come hard at Lance like that,” he said. “They haven’t been to a Lincoln game. They haven’t been visible in the recruitment of Lance. I guess it’s just low interest.”

    He maintained that Kansas, USC and UCLA were the leaders, but also mentions St. John’s, Memphis and Louisville.

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    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.