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Wednesday / January 16.
  • Cheek Set to Pick Officials

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    Having finished his in-home visits with college coaches, Dominic Cheek will now figure out his five officials.

    “We’re going to sit down and write things down and decide what schools he wants to visit,” St. Anthony coach Bob Hurley said. “And then he’ll start making his visits.”

    Cheek had an in-home on Tuesday night with Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon and assistant Brandin Knight.

    “It was good, very good,” Hurley said. “Brandin Knight from Seton Hall Prep was able to give the perspective of a kid who played at Pitt. He gave Dom information that was helpful.”

    Wake Forest was supposed to have an in-home on Wednesday, but Hurley said the visit did not take place.

    Still, Hurley has said Cheek will likely take officials to Kansas, Villanova and Wake Forest. He mentioned that Memphis was an option for a fourth visit, with a fifth potentially going to UConn, Tennessee, Indiana, Seton Hall or Rutgers. Indiana would seem to be out of the mix since it has used all of its scholarships for 2009. Tennessee never had an in-home visit and also appears out of the mix.


    In scheduling news, Cheek and St. Anthony will meet Karon Abraham and Paterson Eastside in the New Year’s Jump Off on Jan. 4. Here is the schedule courtesy of the Playaz Basketball Club.

    Sunday January 4, 2009

    12:00pm Hackensack vs Bloomfield Tech – BOYS
    1:30pm Teaneck vs Paterson Catholic – GIRLS
    3:00pm Teaneck vs. High Tech – Boys
    4:30pm Don Bosco Prep vs St. Peter’s Prep
    6:00pm St. Anthony’s vs Paterson Eastside HS

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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.