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Friday / July 19.
  • Three weeks after winning the Bob Gibbons U17 Tournament of Champions, Team Final added the Rumble in the Bronx championship to its resume.

    The Pennsylvania-based AAU team beat Cali Supreme 73-58 on Sunday to win the U17 Gold bracket at Fordham University, according to Jeff Borzello of the NBE Report, who is all over this tournament.

    St. Patrick of Elizabeth (N.J.) sophomore wing Michael Gilchrist won the MVP for Team Final. Rakeem Christmas of Northeast Philly Catholic scored a game-high 18 points and Tyreek Duren of

    The Knicks will continue their search for a point guard on Monday when they work out Memphis freshman Tyreke Evans and California native Brandon Jennings at their Westchester campus.

    Louisville junior forward Earl Clark of Rahway, N.J. will also work out for head coach Mike D’Antoni, as will UConn senior guard Craig Austrie and Gonzaga sophomore forward Austin Daye.

    The Knicks hold the No. 8 pick in the June 25 NBA Draft and have already worked out the following point guards: Levance Fields of Pittsburgh, Jonny Flynn of Syracuse, Ty Lawson of North CArolina, Steph Curry of Davidson and Jrue Holiday of UCLA.

    Check out Tommy Dee’s point guard list at The Knicks Blog for all your Knicks draft info.

    Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose issued a statement about the photo circulating of him allegedly making gang signs.

    “Recently, a photo has been circulating on the Internet which appears to depict me flashing a gang sign. This photo of me was taken at a party I attended in Memphis while I was in school there, and was meant as a jokeā€¦a bad one, I now admit. I want to emphatically state,

    UCLA guard Jrue Holiday will hire an agent and definitely turn pro after his freshman season.

    “It wasn’t really [a tough decision],” Holiday told the L.A. Daily News. “I’m in the position I want to be in. I’m hearing lottery, and that’s where I want to be.”

    Holiday has yet to name his agent but Dan Fegan has been advising him during the process.

    Holiday made the announcement on Friday after working out for the Sacramento Kings for the second time. Sacramento has the No. 4 pick in the draft.

    The day before, he worked out for the Knicks alongside Davidson guard Stephen Curry and admitted he didn’t have his best workout.

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