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Wednesday / November 14.
  • Stephenson, Cheek Among Group to Sign Late; Brandon Jennings on His European Vacation

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    Lance Stephenson and Dominic Cheek will still be on the board after the NCAA early signing period begins Wednesday.

    Stephenson, the 6-foot-5 guard known as “Born Ready” from Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, and Cheek, a 6-5 wing from St. Anthony in Jersey City, are among an elite group of high school basketball players who have chosen to wait until the spring to pick a college.

    Read the full story here.

    And hit play above for the latest installment of our interview with recruiting expert Tom Konchalski, in which he says Lance Stephenson is being “under-recruited” and also discusses Brandon Jennings’ move to Europe and its implications for other prep players.

    Speaking of Jennings, Chris Broussard of ESPN The Mag went to Italy and has this video interview with the former Oak Hill star. Jennings’ advice to those who might follow him to Europe: “Don’t come over here for the money.” And his plans for what’s next? “The NBA, that’s what’s next.”

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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.