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Moses is coming to New Jersey.
Moses Abraham, that is.
After taking in No. 19 Tennessee’s 74-65 upset of No. 2 Kentucky Saturday, the 6-foot-9, 237-pound power forward from Temple Hills (Md.) Progressive Christian will hit Seton Hall and possibly Rutgers this week.
“We went to the Tennessee-Kentucky game and that was great,” Joe Boncore, Abraham’s guardian, said Sunday night by phone. “Now we’re trying to go up to Seton Hall and go to Indiana on the 6th.”
Boncore said he wasn’t certain which days he and Abraham will come to New Jersey because Progressive Christian has a couple of games this week.
But they definitely plan on visiting the Seton Hall campus, and may also attend Thursday’s Seton Hall-Rutgers game at the Rutgers Athletic Center.
Boncore listed Georgetown, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Florida, Maryland and Seton Hall as the top seven.
“I’m trying to go up to Seton Hall first. Moses really wants to see the Seton Hall campus,” Boncore said. “We’re going to drive up one day this week but it doesn’t have to be a for game. We’re definitely going to see Seton Hall and we may see Rutgers on the way back.”
Asked about the intra-state Seton Hall-Rutgers game, Boncore added, “It would be great. That way we could see both teams at the same time.”
As for the Tennessee visit, Boncore and Abraham drove seven and a half hours and Abraham spent the night with Emmanuel Negedu, a fellow Nigerian who suffered cardiac arrest last fall but remains a member of the team.
“That was a really good visit,” Boncore said.
“The people at Tennessee were really awesome. It was a really good visit for Moses. It seems like the whole community is totally into the Vols. Everyone’s into it.”
Boncore praised Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl for his close relationship with his players.
“All the players come over to his house and he’s always real accessible to his players. It’s like a big family community over there,” Boncore said.
Boncore said even though Abraham has visited Georgetown and Maryland, the Tennessee trip was his first real college road trip.
“Georgetown and Maryland are right in his back yard,” he said.
SELBY SKIPS UCONN VISIT (UPDATED)
Baltimore (Md.) Lake Clifton guard Josh Selby did not attend Sunday’s Louisville-UConn game due to “car trouble,” according to the UConn writers.
His mother said there is not necessarily a need to reschedule.
“With us already visiting UConn, if we can’t [make a return trip] it’s not necessary. We already saw the campus and now that Coach Calhoun is back, it’s ok,” Maeshon Witherspoontold Dustin Rumbaugh of KentuckySportsRadio.com.
He’s looking at Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky and UConn and is due to visit Kentucky next. But that visit could be impacted by Selby’s play in the state tournament.
“Right now Josh is focused on the States,” his mother told Rumbaugh.
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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.