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Thursday / November 23.
  • St. Thomas More, Oak Hill Academy Combine for 13 Division 1 Signees

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    OakYou could fill an entire Division 1 college basketball roster with the players who signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday from St. Thomas More (Conn.) and Oak Hill Academy (Va.).

    Seven players from St. Thomas More, led by longtime coach Jere Quinn, signed on Wednesday, while six players signed from Oak Hill, coached by the legendary Steve Smith.

    “Party time,” Smith Tweeted, along with a picture of a cake featuring logos of all six schools.

    OMaripgThe St. Thomas More group is highlighted by Villanova-bound big man Omari Spellman, the No. 2 center in the Class of 2016 according to 247Sports.com.

    The school also produced signees Christian Vital (UNLV), Kai Mitchell and E.J. Crawford (Iona), Charlie Brown(St. Joe’s), Mike Sagay (Boston College) and Zach Radz (Sacred Heart).

    Oak Hill’s group was led by Duke-bound power forward Harry Giles, who committed last week after tearing his right ACL following a torn left ACL in high school. With Jayson Tatum of St. Louis (MO) Chaminade signing to Duke earlier Wednesday, Duke now officially has the players projected 1-2 in the 2017 NBA Draft. Duke also has the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation, according to Scout.com.

    Oak Hill’s group also included Mario Kegler (Mississippi State), Khadim Sy (Virginia Tech), Braxton Key (Alabama), Joe Hampton(Penn State) and Rodney Miller (Miami).

    Elsewhere, Brewster (N.H.) Academy and St. Anthony’s (N.J.) each have five signees while Elev8 Sports Institute (FL) and Notre Dame Prep (Mass.) were among the schools with four each.

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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.