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Monday / February 20.

SNY Invitational Preview: Video & Player Blog of Cardinal Hayes’s Shavar Newkirk

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Shavar Newkirk, one of the top point guards in the Class of 2014, will be playing in the SNY Invitational this weekend with Cardinal Hayes. They face Long Island Lutheran on Friday, with the winner advancing to Saturday’s championship against the St. Anthony-Boys & Girls winner. Here’s Shavar’s first blog entry:

Hello, basketball world. This your boy Shavar Newkirk.

I first want to thank Adam Zagoria for the opportunity for the basketball world to get to know me.

I’m from Harlem, New York. I go to Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx. I’m having a good season so far, averaging 17 points a game and my team is winning. (We hope for a City & State Championship.) Let’s Go Hayes! Lol.

I’m looking forward for my team to play in the SNY Invitational tournament on January 25 and 26, 2013, along with St. Anthony, Long Island Lutheran and Boys & Girls.

We are in our second half of the season and there are some college coaches who have come to see me like Miami, Penn State, Columbia, Yale, West Virginia and Fairfield.

Fairfield just offer me a scholarship Tuesday after they saw me play against Iona Prep, and get 19 points in the win. I have offers from Providence, Seton Hall, Iona, Manhattan, Iowa State, Hofstra and Fairfield. There’s  a few more but I can’t remember them.

This season of my junior year has been fun can’t wait until the playoffs to see how well my team does and how I play.

Coach Munch (Team Scan), see you soon for the summer EYBL here I come. Lol.

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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. 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.