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Wednesday / June 20.
  • Coaches Flocking to Chris McCullough (Part 2)

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    NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. — For the second straight day here at the Peach Jam, Chris McCullough drew a Who’s Who of coaches to his game.

    “He will be in college for one year,” one Division I coach told of the 6-foot-10 McCullough during Team Scan’s win over the Houston Hoops. “Just look at his skills.”

    Among those on hand to watch McCullough and Team Scan Friday were Louisville coach Rick Pitino and assistant Kevin Keatts, UConn coach Jim Calhoun and assistant Glen Miller, Rutgers coach Mike Rice, Kentucky assistant Orlando Antigua, St. John’s assistant Tony Chiles, Syracuse assistants Adrian Autry, Gerry McNamara and Nick Resavy,Arizona assistant Book Richardson,¬†Pitt assistant Brandin Knight, Villanova assistant Billy Lange and¬†Indiana assistant Kenny Johnson, among many others.

    (Pictured left to right above are Rice, Knight, Antigua and Richardson.)

    Asked by a Louisville reporter which schools were on him the hardest, McCullough said, “Syracuse, St. John’s, Arizona, Kansas, Indiana, UConn.”

    On Thursday, he also listed Florida.

    Asked specifically about Louisville, he said, “Last time I talked to them was like three weeks ago. I know a lot about their program. I watch Big East basketball.”

    Asked about UConn, he said, “I’m considering them also.”

    He reiterated that he plans to cut his list “by September.”

    In other McCullough news, his AAU coach, Terrance “Munch” Williams said despite a report to the contrary, it is not official that McCullough will attend Brewster (N.H.) Academy next season.

    That has been rumored for some time, but Williams and Brewster coach Jason Smith have not yet made any official announcement.

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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.