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Thursday / December 13.
  • Lamb Still Deciding; Beal to Florida (UPDATED)

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    Doron Lamb is still mulling his college decision while trying to plan a visit to Arizona.

    The 6-foot-4 Lamb out of Oak Hill (Va.) Academy has visited UConn, Kansas, Kentucky and Oklahoma. He is the No. 3 shooting guard in the Class of 2010.

    “He likes the ones he visited,” his father, Calvin Lamb, said Monday morning. “He’s still up in the air.”

    Calvin said a visit to Arizona would depend on both the Oak Hill and Arizona schedules.

    “We’re trying to set up an appointment,” he said. “We could get it done. It’s up to his coach [Steve Smith].”

    Asked if Doron was close to committing before the Arizona visit, Calvin said:  “Not that I know of.  I think he’ll wait it out a little bit.”


    Bradley Beal, the No. 1 junior shooting guard and No. 7 prospect in the nation, is headed to Florida.

    The 6-3, 170-pound Beal out of St. Louis Chaminade picked the Gators over Kansas, Missouri and and Illinois.

    Beal led Chaminade to the 5A state championship as a sophomore last season.

    “Really, it’s the whole coaching staff from Coach (Billy) Donovan to Coach (Rob) Lanier to Coach (Richard) Pitino and Coach (Larry) Shyatt that makes Florida so attractive,” Beal told “They have a real passion for winning and I like the way they work hard together. They really wanted me and want me to be a key factor to the team in the future.

    “I really like the way Coach Donovan brings out the best in you. I think he really wants you to succeed and I think he really cares about his players.”


    Lisa Leslie, the mother of Raleigh (N.C.) Word of God senior forward C.J. Leslie, said no new visits had been set for her sonBishop Loughlin senior forward JayVaughn Pinkston is still in a holding pattern regarding his college options. Pinkston was set to announce during the early signing period, but opted to hold off. He was considering Tennessee, Villanova, Marquette, St. John’s and Seton Hall.

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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.