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Newton, Whitehead Combine for 60 in 8EYE Classic; Sharette Dixon Rosters

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Ja’Quan Newton and Isaiah Whitehead talked briefly over the summer about playing together in college.

That never materialized, but they did team up Friday night in the 8EYE Classic at Ben Franklin High School in Philadelphia.

The Miami-bound Newton went for 34 points and the Seton Hall-bound Whitehead tallied 26 as the White team beat the Blue squad, 126-115.

“It was great,” the 6-foot-4 Whitehead of Brooklyn Lincoln told “I love Philly. They show a lot of love when they see talent. No hating, not nothing, it was a great atmosphere.”

Junior forward Derrick Jones of Radnor (Pa.) Archbishop Carroll — who holds offers from Kentucky, Kansas and Syracuse, among others — added 16 points in the win.

Vanderbilt commit Wade Baldwin of St. Joe’s-Metuchen and Isaiah Briscoe of Roselle (N.J.) Catholic tallied 24 points apiece in the loss.

Whitehead, Briscoe and Baldwin will also participate in the Sharette Dixon Classic Oct. 19 at the Gauchos Gym in The Bronx, while Whitehead plans to attend Seton Hall’s Midnight Madness Oct. 25.


NYC Upperclassmen

Coaches: Terrence “Munch” Williams/ Oz Cross

Isaiah Whitehead Abraham Lincoln

Khadeen Carrington Bishop Loughlin

Mike Williams Bishop Loughlin

Shavar Newkirk Cardinal Hayes

Desure Buie Wings Academy

Cheick Diallo Our Savior New American

Matt Ryan Iona Prep

Terry Larrier The Phelps School

Jessie Govan St. Mary’s

Desi Rodriguez Abraham Lincoln

Marvin Prochet Long Island Lutheran

Jonathan Nwankwo Monsignor Scanlan

Nathan Ekwu Cardinal Hayes


NJ Upperclassmen

Coach: Brian Coleman

Isaiah Briscoe Roselle Catholic

Wade Baldwin St. Joe’s Metuchen

Quadri Moore Linden

Moustapha Diagne Pope John XXIII

Chris Silva Roselle Catholic

Nasir Barrino Hudson Catholic

Elijah Cain St. Benedict’s

Paul Jorgensen Don Bosco Prep

Jeromy Rodriguez Pope John XXIII

Tarin Smith St. Anthony’s

Cheddi Mosley St. Anthony’s

Karl Charles Rutgers Prep

Marcus McDuffie St. Anthony’s


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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.