A number of coaches flocked to see 2014 Bishop Loughlin star Khadeen Carrington Friday night.
The 6-foot-3 shooting guard went off for 31 points but his team lost a nail-biter to Christ the King, 73-72.
St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin and two assistants, Rico Hines and Tony Chiles, were both in attendance, as were UConn assistant Glen Miller, SMU assistant Ulric Maligi and Florida State assistant Dennis Gates.
St. John’s has limited scholarships for 2013 and is focusing on Jermaine Lawrence, whom Lavin and Chiles watched in his debut Thursday, and Philly Vaux Roberts guard Rysheed Jordan.
But come 2014 and ’14, the Johnnies will have plenty of scholarships to give.
“They are highly interested in my son,” Lima DuFont, Carrington’s mother, told SNY.tv Saturday.
“They already had a high level of interest in Khadeen.”
UConn is also highly involved and Carrington attended the recent Louisville-UConn game.
“He just went to watch the game,” DuFont said. “[It was] good.”
Florida State is also involved, DuFont said.
Carrington holds offers from Pittsburgh, UConn, West Virginia, Cincinnati, St. John’s, SMU, Villanova, Iowa State, Rutgers and Seton Hall, among others.
Said his mom: “He’s going to focus on his season and coming to the end of this season he’s going to definitely start thinking about doing some unofficials and taking it from there.”
Rutgers coach Mike Rice was also at the game, to watch Christ the King guard Jon Severe, a McDonald’s All-American nominee. CTK coach Joe Arbitello said Alabama, Duquesne and GW are showing the most interest in Severe….Florida State, Alabama and Morehead State are interested in 2013 PG Emmanuel Owootoah of Cordia (Ky.), per head coach Rodrick Rhodes. Rhodes also said 7th-grader Markquis Nowell of Harlem went for 55 in a grade school game and is the “real deal.”
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