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Thursday / May 24.
  • Dominic Cheek: A Star Emerges from City Streets

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    Since last Friday marked the official start of high school hoops practice in New Jersey, we recommend you check out this tremendous video piece on Dominic Cheek by Collin Orcutt and Michael Preston of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Orcutt and his colleagues worked on this piece for several weeks, following Dom through workouts, practices and recruiting at St. Anthony in Jersey City.

    The 6-foot-5 Cheek, a first-team All-State selection last season and likely McDonald’s All-American has visited Kansas, Villanova, Memphis, Rutgers and Pitt, and could decide at any time.

    “Whenever’s the right time, that’s when I’ll decide,” Cheek said.

    “I guess a lot of people will be asking a lot of questions, but whenever is the right time it will happen.”

    **And for a look at the New York City hoops landscape, check out this feature on Brooklyn Boys & Girls, the first of four stories on teams competing in the 2nd Annual SNY Invitational Jan. 23-24 at NYU’s Coles Center.

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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.