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Thursday / February 22.
  • Doron Lamb Weighing Options; Pitt Signs 3; West Virginia Adds 7-Footer

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    Oak Hill (Va.) guard Doron Lamb will likely commit sometime soon, but wait until the spring to sign, his father said. 

    “Yeah, I think so,” Calvin Lamb said by phone. “He’ll commit soon but he’ll sign in the spring.”

    The 6-foot-4 Lamb has visited UConn, Kentucky, Kansas and Oklahoma and may still get out to see Arizona.

    “Arizona, if it fits into the schedule I don’t see why not,” Calvin said. “He’s so busy with his games and Arizona’s busy, too.”

    Lamb visited UConn over the weekend and Calvin said it went well.

    “That was a really good visit. I can’t complain, really nice,” Calvin said.

    Coach Jim Calhoun pitched the proximity of the campus to Queens, where the Lambs live.

    “He said it’s close to home,” Calvin said. “He’ll be home but not too close to home. It’s easier for his parents to get to the games.”

    Doron will return home on Saturday for the Thanksgiving break and Calvin said they will talk things over then.

    “He comes home this weekend we’ll sit down and we can discuss everything when he gets home,” he said.


    Pitt continues to do well in the New York/New Jersey area.

    The Panthers announced the signing of three players, guard Isaiah Epps (Plainfield, N.J./Hargrave Military Academy/Plainfield H.S.), forward J.J. Moore (Brentwood, N.Y./South Kent Academy, Conn.) and guard Cameron Wright (Cleveland, Ohio/Benedictine H.S.).

    Epps, Moore and Wright will enroll at Pitt in August, 2010 as freshmen. Moore committed to the Panthers last Wednesday.

    “We are extremely excited about Isaiah, J.J. and Cameron,” Pitt coach Jamie Dixon said. “All three are good players from winning programs and all three have an outstanding work ethic.”


    West Virginia signed David Nyarsuk, a 7-foot-1, 230-pound center currently attending MountainState Academy in Beckley, W.Va.

    I saw him play last year for Chris Chaney at The Patterson (N.C.) and he was raw but very athletic. He averaged 10.1 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game.

    Nyarsuk came to the United States as part of the African Hoop Opportunities Providing an Education (A-HOPE) Foundation in 2008. A-HOPEis a non-profit charity that helps student-athletes from Africa, who donot have the means to advance their education in their home countries,with educational opportunities in the United States.

    Nyarsuk is ranked No. 19 at his position by Inc., and is rated as a 3-star by

    “We’re excited about David’s ability to be a game changer at thedefensive end of the floor,” Mounties coach Bob Huggins said. “His ability to changeshots around the basket, as well as run the floor, will fit well intowhat we want to do at both ends of the floor. David is an extremely hardworker which is what we have prided ourselves on.”

    Nyarsuk joins Noah Cottrill, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound guard from Logan,W.Va., in this year’s recruiting class.

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    • AZ,

      Good stuff on Doron Lamb.

      Arizona has a trip to Hawaii in a few days, during Doron’s break.

      But, the run-and-gun offense being exhibited by Arizona…is a very good match for Doron.
      Doron is such a pure scorer. And that quality is hard to find.
      One thing is for sure: Doron Lamb is the number 1 topic , in the West.

      We agree with Calvin….WHY NOT visit Arizona!
      Everyone expects it and it will be an exciting visit.
      Time to BOOK the flight to Arizona.

      What is the story with Rickie?
      Of course it impacted his recruitment.
      At least the team won,recently.
      Going to be a long season…final one?

    • Sam Mills signs with La Salle…
      Sam Mills is a 6-3, 190 pound guard from Cardinal Gibbons High in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mills is ranked as a top 25 guard in the nation by some scouting services. He will begin play for La Salle in the 2010-11 season. This signing makes La Salle (Tyreek Duren joins Mills) and Duke as the only two teams in NCAA to sign two of the top 35 point guards for next season.

      • Are you forgetting about Memphis with Joe Jackson, Will Barton,and Chris Crawford?

    • Hawk,

      What is going on with Kansass “Gangster U”?
      Every months there is something wrong.
      This month: it is the football coach.
      Next month: Self’s turn.

      Has Lew lost control?

    • Something is up with the football team. im not sure what the deal is. Lew isnt telling us any details.

      KU football hasn’t been the same since the fight though, i honestly think that if KU was 7-3 or 8-2 instead of 5-5 you wouldn’t be hearing about any coach problems. i hope we can keep mangino around because he is a great coach, but i will be surprised if he is our coach next year.

      btw… nothing happened in october, so things arent going wrong every month.

    • Looks like Lew is out to get him.
      Lew was told to get tough on FB and BB.

      MCAT….where are you?

      Terrence Jones— will be looking at West Coast schools ,only.
      UK Calicats were eliminated awhile ago,
      (out about 2-3 weeks ago, when the staff visited Portland.)

      Multi sources are saying UK Calicats are OUT and ucla is obviously OUT.
      How could anyone loss to Fullerton!

    • You know AD’s like to hire there own football coaches, and Lew didnt’ hire Mangino. i always felt like Mangino had a shorter leash because of that fact.