Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Rutgers is officially in the running for St. Anthony star Dominic Cheek.
The 6-foot-5 Cheek will visit Rutgers officially later this month.
“He will visit Rutgers Nov. 21,” St. Anthony associate head coach Ben Gamble said Wednesday.
Cheek will also visit Rutgers unofficially Nov. 10 for an exhibition game against Division II Caldwell College.
The NCAA early signing period runs Nov. 12-19, and Gamble said Cheek most likely would not commit during that period.
“There’s a small chance he might commit, but he may just wait until during the season,” Gamble said.
Kansas, Villanova, Pittsburgh, Memphis and Rutgers are still in the running for Cheek, an All-State wing for the reigning national prep champion Friars, who went 32-0 and won the New Jersey Tournament of Champions last year.
Cheek has already taken official visits to Kansas and Villanova, and will visit Pitt this weekend and Memphis Nov. 14. Memphis will also get a visit from John Wall, the No. 1 recruit in the nation out of Raleigh (N.C.) Word of God, that weekend.
Kansas assistant Joe Dooley, a Garden State native, and Memphis assistant Orlando Antigua were in jersey City Monday to watch Cheek work out.
Cheek will likely know whether Putnam (Ok.) wing Xavier Henry has chosen Kansas or Memphis relatively soon. If Henry chooses Kansas, it could dissuade Cheek from picking the Jayhawks, enhancing the chances of the other schools.
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