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Saturday / November 18.
  • 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


    Photo: Kelly Kline/ UA

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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.