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Friday / July 20.
  • Jayvaughn Pinkston Working On & Off Court; Recruit Robs Bank, Still Holds Scholarship Offer

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    While many of his friends and teammates were playing at all-star basketball camps in Philadelphia and Akron, Ohio, earlier this month, Jayvaughn Pinkston sat in summer school courses at Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn.

    “He’s in Summer School All-American Camp,” joked Kimani Young, the director of the New Heights AAU program and an adviser to Pinkston.

    The 6-foot-6, 250-pound Pinkston wanted nothing more than to run up and down the court at the Reebok All-American Camp in Philadelphia in front of hundreds of major-conference Division I head coaches.

    Read the full story here.

    **Also, here’s a good tale by Gary Parrish about Anthony DiLoreto, a 7-footer facing two felony charges for his involvement in a bank robbery who still holds a scholarship offer from St. Louis.

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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.