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Thursday / February 22.
  • David Bruce Update; Watford to Indiana

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    David Bruce, a 6-foot-9, 210-pound senior forward from Linden (NJ) High, is still on the board.

    Bruce did not travel with an AAU team this summer, staying at home instead.

    Still, “St. Joe’s, Maryland, St. John’s, Seton Hall, they’ve all offered,” Linden coach Phil Colicchio said.

    **Indiana picked up a commitment from Christian Watford, a 6-7, 215-pound SF rated the No. 34 senior in the country.

    “Indiana stayed behind me the whole way, and I just knew that was the place for me,” Watford told the Indianapolis star
    Watford picked Indiana over Memphis, Kentucky, Louisville and Alabama. Playing time was an issue.

    “He just felt like Indiana was a good fit,” Ernest Watford told the Indy Star. “He felt he could get the opportunity to play as a freshman at an established school where he has great relationships with the coaches.”

    BIG WEEKEND AT USC

    Sounds like a huge weekend for recruits at the Ohio STate-USC football game on Saturday. Kenny Boynton (No. 7, Rivals.com), Tyler Honeycutt (No. 29, Rivals.com), Noel Johnson (No. 38, Rivals.com), Shaughnessy Smith and Derrick Williams are all making official visits according to Jeff Goodman of FoxSports.com

    Junior Josh Smith (No. 1, Rivals.com), Renardo Sidney (No. 5, Scout.com), Jordan Hamilton (No. 5, Rivals.com) Jeremy Tyler (No. 7, Scout.com), Terrence Boyd (No. 50, Rivals.com) and Gary Franklin will take unofficials.

    (Photo courtesy NJHoops.com)

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, 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.