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Tuesday / May 22.
  • Sam Cassell Jr. Is ‘Blowing Up’

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    UConn assistants Kevin Ollie and Glen Miller will watch uncommitted 2012 shooting guard Sam Cassell Jr. today at the National Prep Invitational in Rhode Island, according to Notre Dame Prep head coach Ryan Hurd.

    The 6-foot-2 Cassell Jr. went for 40 points last Friday against Winchendon and is now hearing from UConn, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, USF, UCF, Washington, Maryland and Seton Hall, Hurd and Cassell Jr. said.

    “I think I can bring energy to a team along with some scoring,” Cassell Jr. told SNY.tv.

    Said Hurd: “Everyone’s calling on him now. He’s played himself into being the best available guard. He’s blowing up.”

    Notre Dame, which also features Pitt-bound 7-footer Steven Adams and Xavier signee Myles Davis, plays Canarias Basketball Academy Friday and La Jolla Prep Saturday at the National Prep Invitational.

    “The season is going well,” Cassell Jr. said. “My season goal is to win a  national championship.”

    For more on UConn recruiting, lick here to read the full story at FiveStarBaskeball.com.

    **And check out the UConn “Big Board” here.

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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.