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Sunday / October 21.
  • Cheek Skips Pitt Trip

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    Dominic Cheek skipped his official visit to Pittsburgh this weekend after having a root canal last week.

    “Dominic didn’t go,” said St. Anthony associate head coach Ben Gamble. “He had a root canal Thursday so we kept him home. He had it Thursday afternoon, so we cancelled the trip.

    “He would’ve been sick and it wouldn’t have been fair to Pittsburgh.”

    Gamble said Cheek will also skip Monday’s unofficial trip to Rutgers for an exhibition game with Division 2 Caldwell College, but would make two more officials this fall.

    “The schedule remains the same,” he said. “He’s going to go to Memphis [Nov. 14] and then he’s going to Rutgers [Nov. 21] and he has not counted out Pittsburgh. It will probably be the last trip that he makes and that will probably be in the spring.”

    Cheek has already visited Kansas and Villanova officially but won’t decide until the spring, Gamble said.

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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.