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Monday / May 25.
  • Lance Stephenson is currently on an official visit to the University of Cincinnati, a program that up until this point has not been involved in his recruiting process.

    “He got here yesterday [Friday],” said a player on the team. “We just got through playing open gym. [He played] with the whole team and a couple old players.

    “He was doing good. I guarded him. He played good. We could use him. If we get him we’ll be good.”

    Former Seton Hall forward Brandon Walters has decided to transfer to Siena.

    The 6-foot-9 Walters must sit out a year per NCAA transfer regulations and will have two years of eligibility beginning in 2010.

    “I chose Siena because I thought it would be a great growing atmosphere as a person,” Walters said Saturday by phone. “It’s the only team up there so they get a lot of exposure.

    “I like the coaching staff. They’re very good people. I feel like I can trust them my next three years as a player. I just want to help the team win.”

    Walters, out of Brooklyn Lincoln High School, also considered Drexel and Manhattan.

    Kate Hudson watched from the second row next to the Mets dugout at CitiField Friday night as A-Rod hit a historic two-run homer in the Yankees’ 9-1 victory over the Mets.

    She should show up to more games. I’m sure Yankee fans would appreciate it, and it can only help Alex get out of his slump. Oh by the way, Rodriguez passed non-steroid-using Yankee great Reggie Jackson and now has 564 career dingers, good for 11th all-time.

    “You’re so focused on playing the game and playing it right every day that I’ve never stopped to see [who he’s passing],” Rodriguez told the Daily News. “But when you see Reggie – Reggie is such a huge name in our game and he’s also Mr. October and a close friend – it’s big.”

    The Knicks weren’t able to land Ricky Rubio on Draft Night but that hasn’t stopped GM Donnie Walsh from dreaming about acquiring the Spanish sensation via a trade.

    Minnesota GM David Kahn, a Walsh protege, drafted four point guards in Thursday’s draft – Rubio, Jonny Flynn of Syracuse, Ty Lawson of North Carolina and Nick Calathes of Florida. He traded Lawson to Denver and Calathes to Dallas, but kept both Rubio and Flynn with hopes of playing Flynn now and Rubio later.

    “‘There is such a thing as drafting assets. I don’t know if that is what he’s doing,’ Walsh said, according to ESPN.com.

    NEW YORK – So after the NBA Draft I ended up with some of my colleagues at Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club, the official host of the draft afterparty.

    There was a mad scene out front with a ton of people trying to get in, but our boy Tommy Dee of The Knicks Blog arranged for a few of us to get past the barricades.

    I wanted to go to see what it was all about, and, let’s face it, how often do you get a chance to do something like that?