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Friday / January 18.
  • Scott to Visit Pitt; Seton Hall Recruiting Kennedy

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    Durand Scott will take his first official visit this weekend when he goes to Pitt.

    “Yes, my first official,” Scott, a senior guard at Manhattan Rice, said in a text message.

    Scott previously said he has a top eight schools of UCLA, Miami, UConn, Tennessee, Xavier, Pittsburgh, Memphis and Virginia

    “I didn’t cut it down yet, pretty soon,” the 6-4, 180-pound Scott said.

    It is a big week at Pitt. The Panthers just got a commitment from 6-7 PF J.J. Richardson of Hightower (Texas) High. Lincoln center James Padgett will also visit Pitt this weekend on an official and Chris Dokish of the NBE Basketball Report reports that Pitt commits Dante Taylor of National Christian and Lamar Patterson of St. Benedict’s will also visit. During the Iowa-Pitt football game, the basketball team will be honored with their rings for winning the Big East Tournament.

    In other Big East news, Matt Pauls, coach of the NJABC 2010 team, reports that Seton Hall assistant coach Scott Adubato is now interested, but has not offered, 6-8 junior Markus Kennedy of St. Patrick.

    Kennedy was instrumental in the Celtics winning several summer titles, including the Hoop Group Showcase at Rutgers. He lists Rutgers and Villanova as his leaders.


    Avery Bradley of Findlay Prep, the No. 3 shooting guard in the Class of 2009, committed to Texas…Forward Tyler Honeycutt committed to UCLA, as per the Scout network…’s Evan Daniels broke the news that Lawrence North (Ind.) big man Stephan Van Treese committed to Louisville. …

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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.