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Sunday / February 18.
  • Baylor Going Big on Brewster’s Sampson

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    Baylor is going big on JaKarr Sampson.

    Coach Scott Drew and company secured the first official visit from the 6-foo-8 Sampson since he decommitted from St. John’s.

    And after Sampson took that official visit this past weekend, Drew turned up at Brewster (N.H.) Academy at 8 a.m. Tuesday and then had lunch with Sampson, according to Brewster coach Jason Smith.

    St. John’s coach Steve Lavin was there even earlier. He showed up for 6 a.m. workouts.

    Still, Sampson Sweepstakes II looks like it’s just beginning.

    Smith said Kansas assistant Danny Manning and head coaches from Florida, Miami, Providence and South Florida will attend a workout Wednesday.

    Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski and two assistants were also there Tuesday. Duke is involved with Brewster forward Mitch McGary, who is considering Duke, North Carolina, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan and Maryland.

    He recently announced he would not attend Kentucky’s Big Blue Madness.


    **St. John’s Pelle says he didn’t decommit

    **St. John’s freshmen trio declared ineligible

    **St. John’s players in limbo

    **Sampson to Brewster

    **Sampson decommits, Garrett to Bridgton

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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.

    • I wonder if Scott Drew — aka the king of negative recruiting — has already mentioned Lavin’s cancer, or whether that will be his final sales pitch.