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Friday / June 14.
  • Jarrid Famous attended Sunday’s Seton Hall-St. John’s game at Carnesecca Arena and told me he plans to take an official visit to Missouri March 4.

    “I’m going to Missouri on the 4th,” the 6-foot-11 Famous out of Westchester Community College said after St. John’s 70-65 victory.

    Famous took his first visit to Seton Hall in the fall and enjoyed it. He has been to several Seton Hall games since.

    Renardo Sidney, the 6-foot-11, 250-pound power forward out of Los Angeles Fairfax High, made his college announcement Sunday in the Fairfax gym.

    “I chose USC because Tim Floyd has been a successful coach  at every level and I am confident he can help me become a better player,” Sidney said.

    The No. 10 player in the Rivals 150,  Sidney chose USC over UCLA, Memphis, Virginia and Mississippi State.

    Sidney’s father also said he was comfortable with Floyd “because he’s  a Southern guy who has roots in Mississippi and I’ve been able to track his progress as a coach and we trust that he will do a good job as a coach with my son.”

    ***Read the Rivals story on Michael Gilchrist here.

    St. Patrick’s run to the Tournament of Champions crown just got a little tougher.

    That’s because Michael Gilchrist, a 6-foot-7 sophomore ranked No. 1 among small forwards in the Class of 2011 by Rivals, broke his foot on the last play of practice Friday.

    “He didn’t make a big fuss  out of it,” St. Patrick coach Kevin Boyle said Sunday by phone. “We thought it was a light sprain. They went to the ER to get it checked and he’ s in a soft cast. They’re going to see an expert Monday.”

    Boyle said it’s unlikely Gilchrist would play again this season.

    “We have no idea right now how severe it is and how long it is. Even if it’s a light fracture, for all intents and purposes you’re looking at the end of the year.

    “He’s a sophomore so hopefully he gets more chances to get to the counties and the Tournament of Champions.”

    Gilchrist is being recruited by many top programs in the nation and his mother, Cindy Richardson, recently told me his top five included Villanova, Memphis, UConn, Rutgers and Virginia.

    If you don’t think the newspaper business is in dire straits, consider this.

    The Bergen (N.J.) Record, The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger and The (N.Y.) Daily News, once arch-enemies in the print business, have embarked upon a content-sharing agreement that also includes the Albany Times-Union and the Buffalo News.

    The papers have “formed the Northeast Consortium, a cooperative arrangement which will enhance each publication’s coverage in the region by exchanging articles, photographs and graphics among the newspapers,” according to a release.

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