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Monday / December 18.
  • La Salle's Murray, Pitt's Taylor Win All-Star MVPs

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    LaSalle-bound big man Aaric Murray was named MVP of the Senior Showcase in Orlando Saturday after scoring 19 points in Team USA’s 118-111 win over Team Florida.

    Arizona State commit Victor Rudd had 16 points in the game. Darius Morris (Michigan) and Jeronne Maymon (Marquette) each scored 13 points  and  Glen Rice Jr. (Georgia Tech) added 12, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

    The 6-11, 265-pound Murray averaged 17.2 points, 12.4 rebounds and 3.1 blocks last year at Glen Mills High (Pa.). He is ranked No. 35 in the class by Rivals.

    In other La Salle-related news, point guard Malik Stith of Bridgton (Me.) Academy visited St. John’s this weekend and will visit La Salle Thursday-Saturday.

    At the Reebok All-American Game in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, there was good news for Pitt fans, who are losing Sam Young, Levance Fields and DeJuan Blair to the pros.

    Pitt-bound forward Dante Taylor was one of four MVPs as Team Finish beat Team Create 134-131 in the National Game. And fellow Pitt-bound big man Talib Zanna pulled down 21 points and 14 rebounds in the Preview Game.

    (Photo courtesy Philly Daily News)

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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.