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Sunday / June 23.
  • Oklahoma State commit Karron Johnson and former Wadleigh (NY) star Curtis Loving have been dismissed from Mount Zion (N.C.) Academy and will enroll at Laurinburg (N.C.) Prep, according to a source.

    Johnson, a 6-foot-7, 210-pound power forward, recently chose Oklahoma State over UAB, Memphis and Seton Hall. Loving is a 6-5 small forward. We hope to have an update later on.

    Speaking of Oklahoma State, Ibrahima Thomas, a 6-11 sophomore forward, was dismissed from the team Monday.

    In a battle between two of the elite prep programs in the nation, The Patterson (N.C.) School downed Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy, 79-76, Sunday at the DTLR National High School Hoops Festival in Upper Marlboro, Md.

    Hargrave had been No. 1 in the Preseason National Prep Poll, while Patterson was No. 3. The loss snapped a 37-game winning streak for Hargrave.

    “I would think we would be No. 1,” said Patterson coach Chris Chaney, whose team is now 16-0.

    Providence coach Keno Davis, Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon, Indiana coach Tom Crean and Marquette assistant David “Aki” Collins were on hand to watch DeAndre “Big Daddy” Kane (pictured) score 24 and Vincent Council 18 for Patterson.

    “We didn’t play well,” Chaney said. “It was an ugly game, but our 1-3-1 zone got us through.

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