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Thursday / August 13.
  • NEWARK — St. Benedict’s Prep scored a school-record 120 points tonight in a 120-47 beatdown of MCS Charter of Philadelphia.

    The Gray Bees, ranked No. 3 in the National Prep Basketball Poll, improved to 14-0 on the season with the win.

    Sophomore guard Myck Kabongo scored a career-high 25 points, hitting three 3-pointers, on his 16th birthday. Earlier in the day, the 6-foot-2 Kabongo verbally committed to Texas, where he will ultimately join his St. Benedict’s teammate and fellow Canadian, Tristan Thompson, a 6-8 junior.

    Patterson (NC) School head coach Chris Chaney says 6–4 wing DeAndre Kane remains committed to Seton Hall despite conflicting media reports.

    “He told me he is committed right now to Seton Hall,” Chaney wrote Monday in a text message.

    Kane had previously told his hometown Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he was “open.”

    “I’ll probably wait until April to decide,” Kane told the paper.

    St. Benedict’s Prep sophomore point guard Myck Kabongo will commit to Texas today on his 16th birthday.

    “I’ve been thinking about it a long time,” Kabongo, who is averaging 9.5 points, 4.8 assists and 3.1 rebounds for a 13-0 team, told Jerry Meyer of Rivals. “I’ve been calling all the coaches recruiting me and just didn’t feel the connection with the other coaches that I felt with Coach [Rick] Barnes and the other Texas coaches. It felt like family with Texas.

    “Also, the style of play fits me perfectly. They play fast and run the pick and roll. Texas has a proven system for developing great point guards.”

    Texas has developed elite point guards T.J. Ford and D.J. Augustin, both of whom are in the NBA and Kabongo hopes to follow in that path.

    Mickey Rourke just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor for his performance in The Wrestler, an incredible film that marked Rourke’s comeback and which I highly recommend.

    Rourke was seated next to Bruce Springsteen at the awards show because Bruce won “Best Original Song” for his contribution to the movie.

    Rourke beat out a group of really talented actors in Sean Penn, Leo DiCaprio, Frank Langella and Brad Pitt. (No Clint?)