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Friday / October 19.
  • Sherrod Wright on the Mason Visit; Tobias Harris Earns MVP of Class A Final

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    Sherrod Wright took an official visit to George Mason from Thursday-Saturday and said he’s been getting the most love from George Mason and Central Florida.

    “Central Florida and George Mason are showing me the most,” said Wright, the 6-foot-4 wing from Mount Vernon (N.Y.) High.

    Wright said he wasn’t certain whether he would take a visit to Central Florida April 9, or if he would visit any other schools.

    “I should be planning one but I’m not sure,” he said. “We didn’t set one yet.”

    Wright said he also hears from Seton Hall and Hofstra, but not as much.

    “I’m just hearing them out basically,” he said.

    As for the Mason visit, it went well.

    “It was good,” he said. “I really enjoyed it. I played a couple fullcourts with the team. I met the team. I met the academic adviser, the head of the Engineering department. I’m thinking about majoring in that or Communications.”

    Wright said he also likes Mason’s style of play.

    “I like how they play,” he said. “They have a run and gun offense. They play three guards. They get up and down. I”ll most likely play the two.”

    He said he plans to pick a school “where I feel comfortable, where I trust the coaches, where I’m sure they’re going to push me to my limit.”

    He hopes to make that decision by the late signing period beginning April 15.

    “I’ll probably decide by April 15th,” he said.

    HARRIS NAMED MVP

    Tobias Harris scored 27 points and added 15 rebounds to earn MVP honors as Long Island Lutheran routed Jamesville-DeWitt 68-51 in the Class A final Saturday at the New York State Boys Basketball Federation Tournament of Champions.

    Achraf Yocoubou added 16 points for Long Island Lutheran (19-8), and  Alshwan Hymes scored 17 points for Jamesville-DeWitt (27-2).

    It was the fifth Federation title for Lutheran (19-8) and the first since 1997. Jamesville-DeWitt finished at 27-2.

    Syracuse-bound guard Brandon Triche scored just eight points on 2-of-11 shooting with ‘Cuse head coach Jim Boeheim looking on.

    Long Island Lutheran led 37-23 at halftime. Jamesville-DeWitt used an 11-0 run in the third quarter to cut the lead to eight, but Lutheran countered with a 10-0 run, including a three-point play by Harris that put the game out of reach.

    Jamesville-DeWitt’s only lead came with the score 2-0 nine seconds into the game.

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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.