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Thursday / August 16.
  • Doron Lamb Considering a Few Schools; Joseph Visiting UT; Wroten Likes ‘Cuse

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    Calvin Lamb, the father of Oak Hill (Va.) guard Doron Lamb, says his son will probably take official visits to Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Arizona and  possibly St. John’s as well.

    “I could say I think Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arizona. Them four I guess I would say. St. John’s, I guess. He was kind of impressed with them,” Calvin said.

    Coaches from all five schools have had in-homes with Doron’s parents in Queens and also visited Doron at Oak Hill.

    Arizona head coach Sean Miller and assistant Book Richardson, who coached Lamb when he was with the New York Gauchos AAU program, visited Lamb for a second time Wednesday.

    Oak Hill coach Steve Smith has also mentioned that UConn is in the mix for Lamb, the No. 3 shooting guard and No. 21 prospect in the Class of 2010.

    While the Arizona coaches were in Mouth of Wilson, Va., St. John’s head coach Norm Roberts had an in-home with the family Wednesday night.

    “It all went well. They’re hoping Doron stays home. It will be a good thing for him to stay in the city,” Calvin said.

    And Oklahoma’s Jeff Capel was in Tuesday.

    “It was good. It was nice. [He would be] just filling in being that missing piece that they need. That they’ll be a good situation for him,” Calvin said.

    Calvin said no official visits have yet been planned.

    “We’ve gotta sit down and talk to his coach, see if he’s free,” he said.

    JOSEPH VISITING TEXAS

    Cory Joseph, the highly touted Canadian point guard out of Findlay (Nev.) Prep, will visit Texas beginning tonight.

    “I’m taking an official to Texas and I’m flying out tonight,” Joseph said.

    He added that he plans to cut his list down sometime next week.

    WROTEN LIKES ‘CUSE

    Seattle (Wash.) Garfield 2011 point guard Tony Wroten says he has a favorite school.

    “Syracuse,” Wroten wrote in a text.

    The No. 2 point guard in the Class of 2011 is also being courted by Villanova, Louisville, St. John’s and Seton Hall in the Big East and Grambling, Southern and Florida A&M outside of it.

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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.