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Friday / January 18.
  • Baskin Says He’s Wide Open

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    Tevin Baskin was slated to visit UMass last weekend and Providence this weekend, but now he says he’s “wide open” and “re-opening” his recruitment.

    “I decided to open back up my recruitment,” said the 6-foot-7 senior forward from Trinity (Conn.) Catholic. “I may end up commiting to a school in April if something doesn’t grab my attention during the season.”

    Baskin said he decided to open things up again (even though he hadn’t committed) after speaking last week with his parents.

    “I just felt that I really couldn’t find a school that would fit my requirements academically along with basketball,” he said. “Me and my parents decided to open it back up. I’m just officially wide open again.”

    Baskin said he has no visits planned and didn’t have his list in front of him, but that he hoped to make a decision “during the 2008-09 season” or in April.

    “I guess because everybody else was committing, I felt that that was the right thing to do,” he said. “I don’t have any (visits) set up, unless somebody comes along and wants to set up a visit.”

    He added: “I don’t feel there is a dream school. I feel I can play anywhere in the country.”

    Asked if he had heard from St. John’s or Rutgers, schools that once were on his list, Baskin said: “I’m not hearing from them, but since I’m opening back up my recruitment, there’s a chance I’ll hear from them.”

    Last season, Baskin averaged 20.4 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.1 blocks for Trinity Catholic, which finished 24-4 and lost to Crosby, 82-79, in the state championship game despite 35 points and 12 rebounds from Baskin.

    This summer, Baskin averaged about 15 points and eight rebounds for the New York Gauchos. They captured two tournaments in New York and made the final of the national AAU 17-and-under championship, losing to Team Breakdown of Florida, 77-60. That squad features Kenny Boynton and Brandon Knight.

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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.