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Wednesday / May 23.
  • McCullough Sets Memphis, Syracuse Visits; Tigers Add Shooting Guard

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    Chris McCullough, a long and talented New York forward, has set visits to Memphis and Syracuse.

    The 6-foot-10 McCullough will trip to Memphis Aug. 27 and Syracuse Aug. 29, his AAU coach, Terrance “Munch” Williams, told

    Williams said McCullough is also working out visit dates for West Virginia and Seton Hall.

    McCullough holds offers from UCLA, Kansas, UConn, St. John’s, Syracuse, Iowa State, Arizona, Florida, Georgetown, Louisville, Memphis, North Carolina, Hofstra, Providence, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Temple, Villanova and West Virginia.

    Kentucky has also expressed interest in McCullough, who helped Team Scan win the Fab 48 in Las Vegas and earn the No. 1 ranking in the Five Star Basketball 16U power rankings.

    “We’re going to cut the list down, hopefully September,” Terrance “Munch” Williams, McCullough’s AAU coach with Team Scan, said at the Peach Jam. “Go through the unofficials, narrow it down, make sure we understand why each person is being cut off the list for legitimate reasons for what fits Chris McCollough and then go from there.”


    Memphis on Wednesday picked up a commitment from 6-5 Memphis Melrose shooting guard Markel Crawford.

    Crawford, who is due to have ACL surgery Friday according to the Commercial Appeal, picked Memphis over Auburn, Florida State, Marquette, Ole Miss and Tennessee.

    “He’s a triple threat,” Melrose High coach Jermaine Johnson told the Appeal. “He can dribble, pass and shoot, and what most people don’t know is that his natural position is point guard. So you’re talking about a 6-5 point guard.”


    Marquan Botley, a 5-10 2013 point guard from Prestonwood (Texas) Christian, will visit Tulsa this weekend, Texas Titans coach Scott Pospichal told…6-foot shooting guard Preston Troutt of Dallas Trinity Christian took unofficials to Princeton, Penn and Drexel on Monday and Tuesday, Pospichal said.

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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.