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Tony Wroten Lists New Top 5; Abraham to Visit Seton Hall, Rutgers
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WROTEN LISTS NEW TOP 5
Seattle (Wash.) Garfield junior guard Tony Wroten listed a new top five on his Twitter page Thursday.
“My top 5. 1.uconn 2.nova 3.syracuse 4.uw and the5th choice is up to my bro @QCook323.”
As for UConn, Wroten wrote, “i wanna play wit kemba walker and i love coach calhoun.”
On Villanova, he said, “Villanova= 4 guard offense,there no better offense for me to play for. I love coach wright and malik wayns is my dude. Pause. Love philly
On Syracuse, “Syracuse= love the big east and i loVe that 2-3 zone and syracuse coaching is great.”
When I asked Wroten by text which school was showing him the most love, he said, “Nova.”
The 6-4, 180-pound Wroten is the No. 2 point guard in the Class of 2011, according to Rivals.
ABRAHAM TO VISIT SETON HALL, RUTGERSMoses Abraham, a 6-9, 237-pound power forward from Temple Hills (Md.) Progressive Christian, plans to visit Seton Hall and Rutgers late next week during a trip through the New York metropolitan area.
“I’m thinking definitely by next weekend, Thursday or Friday,” Joe Boncore, Abraham’s adviser, said by phone.
“We’re not trying to make it for a game or anything like that. We just want to come up and see the campus. Moses wants to be a lawyer and Seton Hall has a good law school.”
“We’re going to probably hit Rutgers on the way back.”
Abraham also plans to attend the Northwestern-Indiana game March 6 at Indiana.
An 18-year-old native of Nigeria, Abraham is considering Georgetown, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Florida, Maryland and Seton Hall and plans to announce in early March.
Seton Hall coach Bobby Gonzalez visited Abraham Thursday for his team’s game against Don Bosco (not the Jersey football powerhouse). Boncore left at halftime but said Abraham had 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks at the half.
“[Gonzalez] loved Moses after the first 5 minutes,” Boncore said. “He said, ‘Moses could start for me right now today. I wish we had him right now. If he comes to Seton Hall he’s not coming out of the game.’ That’s a big factor for Moses.”
Boncore said Gonzalez also offered Gabriel Williams, another 6-9, 237-pound forward from Nigeria “on the spot sight unseen.”
Williams, 16, is due to arrive in the U.S. in the next three weeks and will be classified either in the Class of 2011 or 2012, Boncore said.
“[Gonzalez] said, ‘I trust your judgment,” Boncore said. “He said, ‘If he’s like Moses.’ I said, ‘They’re like twins.'”
Seton Hall is also involved with 6-10 senior centerMaurice Walker of Wolfeboro (N.H.) Brewster Academy.
Boncore has another player, 6-7 sophomore guard Daddy Echebo, who he says is “going to be better than all of them.”
“He’s going to Kentucky or Maryland,” Boncore said.
“I just want to concentrate on those two schools,” Boncore added.
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
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.