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Thursday / October 19.
  • Rice to Ga. Tech; Sidney & Memphis; Vegas Notes

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    Some quick hits from around the world of recruiting…

    **Glen Rice Jr. committed to Georgia Tech Thursday, picking the Jackets over Miami and Florida State.

    “It is a done deal; Glen is going to Georgia Tech,” Rice’s high school coach, Joy Goydish, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

    Paul Hewitt’s recruiting class now includes Rice (Rivals No. 46); Mfon Udofia (Rivals No. 30); Kammeon Holsey; and Brian Oliver (Rivals No. 108).

    **Los Angeles big man Renardo Sidney, one of the top recruits in the Class of 2009, says he will take an official to Memphis this fall. He previously told me his list included Texas, Texas A&M, Arizona State, USC, UCLA and Memphis.

    “(I’m going to decide) after my season, after my senior season,” the 6-9 Sidney said recently.

    **Dick Weiss says John Wall, No. 1 in Rivals rankings, could commit to Oklahoma State soon, but his coach says no decision has been made.

    “John has not decided where he will attend college, nor when he will decide to make a decision,” Brian Clifton wrote in an email.

    Wall’s top three are reportedly Oklahoma State, Baylor and Oregon. Wall had 23 points, 11 rebounds, and 8 assists in a game against Kenny Boynton at the Reebok Summer Championships.

    **New York’s own Lance Stephenson dropped 28 Thursday on the Michigan Mustangs. Stephenson is being recruited in Vegas by Kansas and St. John’s. Read the post from last night.

    Stephenson told the LA Times he doesn’t intend to make a college decision until April and mentioned USC, UCLA, Kansas and North Carolina as schools he likes. His father, Lance Sr., previously said North Carolina was no longer involved with his son.

    “It’s fun, but when you’ve been good since you were little, everybody wants to get after you,” Lance told the LA Times. “Every time you play, they come hard. It’s tough being Lance Stephenson.”

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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.