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Wednesday / August 15.
  • Carolina Looking At Kyle Anderson

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    North Carolina is following Duke into the Kyle Anderson Sweepstakes.

    Carolina assistant C.B. McGrath reached out to Kyle Anderson Sr. about his son, the No. 1 point guard in the Class of 2012.

    “They are interested in recruiting Kyle,” Kyle Sr. said. “We discussed how he has played this year and how he played in the past.

    “They want to recruit him as a point forward. They are not looking for a traditional four man but want him for his perimeter skills and size. They like the way coach [Bob] Hurley is using him. They made it clear they are not looking for a point guard because they have Kendall Marshall even though they think he and Kendall are very similar except for size.

    “We agreed to talk again in a week or so to discuss if in fact we want them to recruit him.”

    Only a handful of programs are recruiting the 6-foot-8 Anderson as a point guard, while others see him as a point forward.

    Anderson notched 11 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 blocks and 2 steals Wednesday night when St. Anthony, then No. 2 in the nation, knocked off then-No. 1 St. Patrick, 62-45, in the New Jersey North Non-Public B final at Rutgers.

    Kentucky coach John Calipari, who is also courting Anderson, attended the game to watch Kentucky-bound McDonald’s All-American Michael Gilchrist, as well as St. Patrick’s other young bigs, including 6-10 frosh Dakari Johnson.

    St. Anthony plays for the New Jersey Non-Public B state title Saturday at 6 p.m.

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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.