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Sunday / February 24.
  • Still Waiting on Scott

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    It’s three days before the beginning of the NCAA early signing period and Durand Scott is still on the board.

    The 6-foot-4 Scott, the No. 9 shooting guard in the Class of 2009 according to Rivals, is expected to choose from among Miami, UConn and Pittsburgh, the three schools to which he has taken officials.

    “There’s no more visits scheduled. This is pretty much it,” Dwayne Mitchell, Scott’s coach with the New York Gauchos, said recently. “It’s pretty much the three that he visited. We’ll try and make a decision that makes sense.”

    Pitt associate head coach Tom Herrion attended a practice at Rice High School on Friday, but Scott was on crutches after badly spraining his ankle in the Metro Classic last month. Scott is expected to be in a walking boot for another couple of weeks.

    Speaking of Miami, Jack McClinton scored a game-high 17 points and Brian Asbury added 13 points as the No. 16/17 Miami men’s basketball team closed its exhibition season with a 76-43 win over Barry University at the BankUnited Center on Saturday evening.

    The Hurricanes converted 46.4 percent of their field goals – including 47.6 percent of their three-pointers, while keeping the Buccaneers to just 27.8 percent from the field. In addition, Miami dominated the boards, out-rebounding Barry 49-26, and used a 35-12 advantage in bench points in a win that saw the Hurricanes lead by as many as 39 points.

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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.