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Sunday / October 22.
  • Wright, Grace Pick Up St. John's Offers; Providence After Fuquan Edwin

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    St. John’s has offered scholarships to a pair of Thomas Jefferson standouts, 6-foot-6 junior forward Joel “Air Jamaica” Wright and 6-1 sophomore guard Davontay Grace.

    “They offered Joel and Davontay,” Jefferson coach Lawrence Pollard said Wednesday. “I think Davontay is going to go there. He likes it. I think he wants to play for Norm [Roberts]. He likes it there.”

    As for Wright, he holds offers from St. John’s, Providence, West Virginia, Central Florida and Fordham.

    “Providence is putting the fullcourt press on him,” Pollard said. “Fordham is putting the fullcourt press on him. He wants to commit soon.”

    Wright has more than 1,500 career points and is closing in on 1,000 rebounds.

    Elsewhere, Providence is hot on the trail of 6-5 Paterson Catholic junior Fuquan Edwin, who scored 26 points in Monday’s win over Wright and Jefferson at the Freedom Fighters Challenge in Paterson, N.J.

    Seton Hall has also offered, and Edwin would seem to be a perfect fit for the Pirates’ up-tempo system.

    “Fuquan Edwin scores like we breathe,” recruiting expert Tom Konchalski said.

    Paterson Catholic meets Lance Stephenson and Lincoln — losers of two straight — on Friday night in the PrimeTime Shootout at the RAC.

    (Photo scourtesy fiveborosports.com, Herald News)

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    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, 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.

    • Adam, can the Johnnies expect a verbal from Grace anytime soon? From anyone in the 2010 class?

      Thanks in advance.

    • It wouldn’t shock me if at least one of these guys verbals soon….stay tuned.

      • Thanks, Adam. By one of these guys do you mean Wright or Grace and do you mean to St. John’s?

    • We’ll have to wait and see….