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Friday / August 18.
  • Big Hoops in the Big Apple: Syracuse, UConn, Duke, Florida, Villanova, Kentucky Set to Invade Metropolitan Area

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    If you’re a college hoops fan, the New York metropolitan area is the place to be this week.

    Syracuse, UConn, Duke, Florida, Villanova and Kentucky are among the teams that will play games this week at Madison Square Garden Garden, Prudential Center and Barclays Center.

    The head coaching roster includes Naismith Hall of Famers Jim Boeheim of Syracuse, Mike Krzyzewski of Duke and John Calipari of Kentucky, along with names like UConn’s Kevin Ollie, Arizona State’s Bobby Hurley, Notre Dame’s Mike Brey and Villanova’s Jay Wright.

    Here’s the schedule of events:

    Monday: Tire Pros Classic, MSG

    UConn vs. Syracuse, 7 p.m. ESPN2

     

    Tuesday: Jimmy V Classic, MSG

    Purdue vs. Arizona State, 7 p.m., ESPN

    Duke vs. Florida, 9:30 p.m., ESPN

     

    Saturday: Never Forget Tribute Classic, Prudential Center

    Notre Dame vs. Villanova, noon, CBS

    Penn State vs. Pitt, 2:30

     

    Sunday: Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival, Barclays Center

    St. John’s vs. LIU-Brooklyn, noon

    Kentucky vs. Hofstra, 3 p.m., ESPN

     

    **Among the potential NBA Draft picks coming to the area per DraftExpress.com are:

    No. 5 Malik Monk, Kentucky

    No. 6 Jayson Tatum, Duke

    No. 10 De’Aaron Fox, Kentucky

    No. 13 Harry Giles, Duke (has not played yet)

    No. 16 Bam Adebayo, Kentucky

    No. 17 Marques Bolden, Duke

    No. 18 Tyler Lydon, Syracuse

    No. 28 Grayson Allen, Duke

    No. 37 V.J. Beachem, Notre Dame

    No. 48 Josh Hart, Villanova

    No. 49 Devin Robinson, Florida

     

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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.