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Thursday / October 19.
  • James Padgett Has Top Six

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    Fresh off a visit to Providence, Lincoln forward James Padgett has a list of six favorite schools.

    “Right now the schools that are still in it are West Virginia, Pitt, Maryland, South Carolina, Providence and St. John’s,” the 6-foot-8, 220-pound Padgett said by phone.

    Padgett, a senior from Brooklyn Lincoln High who plays alongside Lance Stephenson on the three-time PSAL champion Railsplitters, took an unofficial to Providence on Sunday with his mother and said he enjoyed it.

    “It was pretty cool,” he said. “The new arena is pretty cool. We talked and then they showed us the school. They like that I’m self motivated. (I can be) a big impact low-post player.”

    Padgett has already visited St. John’s unofficially and said he will visit South Carolina, Maryland, West Virginia and Pitt unofficially next week.

    He plans to decide “by late October or early November.”

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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.