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Edwin Drops 24 in City of Palms; New Heights Revised Sked; Tip-Off Cancelled
Seton Hall-bound forward Fuquan Edwin dropped 24 points as Paterson Catholic, No. 24 in the PrepNation.com poll, downed Fort Myers 75-47 Friday at the City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, Fla.
Junior forward Derrick Randall had 15 points, 11 rebounds and 7 blocks.
“Fuquan was just Fuquan. Derrick Randall, he was a rebounding, blocked-shot machine down here,” PC coach Damon Wright said by phone. “He did really well.”
Virginia Tech, St. John’s, Providence, Temple, St. Joe’s and Seton Hall have offered Randall, Wright said, while Georgetown and Pittsburgh “really like him.”
Senior point guard Jayon James came off the bench to play great defense on the Fort Myers’ point guard Evan Graham while notching 7 assists and 1 turnover. Fort Myers made 11 turnovers.
“Jayon totally shut him down and never let him run the offense,” Wright said.
PC meets Lansdowne Penn Wood (Pa.) at 10 p.m. Saturday.
If the Cougars win two more games, they will play on ESPNU Wednesday night.
REVISED NEW HEIGHTS SCHEDULE
Due to the Snow, the New Heights tournament will begin two hours earlier Saturday.
Saturday, Dec. 19
11 a.m. HHF Consolation Games
Court 1 Game 5 Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 3
Court 2 Game 6 Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 4
12:45 p.m. HHF Semifinals
Court 1 Game 7 Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
Court 2 Game 8 Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4
3 p.m. NYC Showcase Game
Main Court “King of Queens” Christ the King vs. Cardozo
4:45 p.m. HHF Championship Game (Game 9)
Main Court Semifinal Winners
6:30 p.m. NYC Showcase Game
Main Court “Battle of Brooklyn” Bishop Loughlin vs. Lincoln
TIP-OFF CANCELLED SATURDAY
The Hoop Group Tip-Off Classic was cancelled Saturday because of snow, meaning Duke-bound point guard Kyrie Irving and his St. Patrick teammates, No.2 in the current PrepNation poll, won’t begin their season.
“Game cancelled once again…smfh!! This is annoying now,” IRving tweeted.
Games are slated to resume on Sunday.
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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.