Louisville: No. 52 PG Peyton Siva; No. 86 PF Rakeem Buckles; No. 115 PF Stephan Van Treese
Marquette: No. 12 PG Junior Cadougan; No. 14 WF Erik Williams; No. 23 PF Jeronne Maymon Notre Dame: No. 108 PF Jack Cooley Pittsburgh: No. 117 C Talib Zanna; No. 136 WF Lamar Patterson; No. 2 PF Dante Taylor (5th-year player)
Providence: No. 133 PF James Still Rutgers: No. 87 PF Dane Miller St. John’s: No. 61 WF Omari Lawrence UConn: No. 5 Alex Oriakhi; No. 11 Jamal Coombs (both 5th-year players) Villanova: No. 22 C Mouphtaou Yarou; No. 26 PG Maalik Wayns; No. 51 PF Isaiah Armwood West Virginia: No. 72 SG Dalton Pepper; No. 102 PF Deniz Kilicli
STEPHENSON SCRIMMAGES HARRIS By Guest Blogger Wes Harris Lance Stephenson and his Lincoln High squad, ranked No. 3 in the USA Today Super 25 preseason rankings, made the trip out to Long Island Saturday to scrimmage an upstart Long Island Lutheran squad. The matchup featured the highly-anticipated pairing of Lance and LuHi junior standout Tobias Harris, as the two faced off for the first time since IS8 this past summer. Harris scored 28 points on 9-of-16 shooting, added 9 rebounds, 4 blocks, 3 assists and 2 steals. Stephenson finished with a very efficient 36 points. The young Lutheran team was able to more than hold their own, however, with the starters only losing to the Lincoln starters by a four point margin. This was due in large part to the play of 6-4 sophomore wing Achraf Yocoubou. The former American Christian product, who played alongside Memphis freshman Tyreke Evans and Oak Hill’s MoMo Jones (Virginia Tech) a year ago under Tony Bergeron, had 30 points and seemed to gain the respect of Stephenson, who switched off of Harris to guard him about midway through the scrimmage. According to Lutheran assistant John Buck, Yocoubou already holds offers from Memphis, UConn, Villanova, Wake Forest and Fordham, and is garnering interest from North Carolina. Maryland signee James Padgett and St. Pat’s transfer Shaquille Stokes both played well for Lincoln, while Harris finished with 26 for Lutheran, who play at St. Anthony Jersey City on Feb. 10. Lance and Lincoln open this Tuesday against arch rival Grady. Misc. Notes:
-Sat next to Xavier guard Torrel Holloway’s dad who said his son is out 2-4 weeks with a stress fracture in his foot. He’s actually been hurt since before the Puerto Rico trip but after getting through those games, Sean Miller wants to make sure he’s healthy heading into conference play. – former Lutheran guard Jeriel Henriquez was at the scrimmage and he’s currently at prep school down in Florida and claims to have interest from St. John’s and Clemson.