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Sunday / February 18.
  • Hurley on Cheek’s Seton Hall Visit; Wall Postpones Memphis

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    Bob Hurley says Dominic Cheek’s visit with Seton Hall coach Bobby Gonzalez on Tuesday night went very well.

    “It thought their presentation went very well,” Hurley said Wednesday morning. “I thought we had a good hour and a half. Coach Gonzalez was right on the money with the amount of time he used. He gave an explanation of the school and the role they would see the player having. I think Dom really got a chance to know as much about Seton Hall as you would need.”

    Seton Hall assistant Scott Adubato also attended, as did Cheek’s uncle, Omari Knight, and grandmother, Izaphine “Ice” Howard. The 6-foot-5 Cheek has already made unofficial visits to Seton Hall on various occasions.

    Hurley previously said Cheek would take officials to Kansas, Villanova and Wake Forest and two schools to be named.

    I left a message for Cheek and will update if I hear back from him.

    The Memphis home visit won’t take place on Sunday as originally planned and will be moved. Next up: Kansas’ in-home on Monday.

    WALL POSTPONES MEMPHIS

    Dave Telep of Scout reports that John Wall, the No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2009 according to Rivals, will not visit Memphis this weekend because his mother is ill and in the hospital. Wall will take officials to Kansas (9/20), Oregon (10/4) and Kentucky (10/11). Wall has already been to Baylor unofficially.

    Xavier Henry and Thomas Robinson will also be at Kansas on Sept. 20 for an event honoring the NCAA championship team.

    Speaking of Kansas, Mario Chalmers will not be suspended by the NBA for the incident last week at Doral Arrowwood in which Chalmers and former KU teammate Darrell Arthur were found with women and the smell of weed in their room at the NBA Rookie Transition Program.

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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.