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Monday / February 6.
  • Commitments Galore on Monday; Tyler Harris to Reclassify

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    A slew of players committed on Monday…here’s a brief rundown:

    **Nimrod Tishman, a 6-6 point guard from Israel who averaged 18.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists at the Under-18 European Championships in France last month, has been admitted to Florida. Tishman must pass through the NCAA Clearinghouse and could enroll at Florida Aug. 24, according to a report on GatorSports.com. If he does, he could help out a team that lost Nick Calathes to Greece. New York’s Erving Walker is the lone point guard on Florida’s roster.

    **North Carolina got a commitment from P.J. Hairston, a 6-5, 215-pound 2011 shooting guard from Greensboro (N.C.) Dudley High School. Rivals ranks him No. 23 in the Class.

    **Austin Etherington (pictured), a 6-foot-6, 185-pound 2011 wing from Arcadia (Ind.) Hamilton Heights High School, committed to Indiana. He chose the Hoosiers over Xavier, Butler, Oklahoma State and New Mexico, according to Jerry Meyer of Rivals.

    **Charles Hankeson, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound shooting guard from Miami (FL) Coral Reef, committed to Alabama, choosing the Tide over Auburn, Virginia, UCF, USF, Tulane, Rice and VCU, according to Bamaonline.com.

    **Rion Brown, a 6-foot-5, 187-pound shooting guard from Hinesville (Ga.) Liberty County High School, committed to Miami, according to Jerry Meyer. Brown is ranked No. 44 in the Class of 2010.

    **Joe Harris, a 6-5 shooting guard from Chelan (WA) Chelan, committed to Virginia, according to Rivals. Harris joins fellow three-star prospect Will Regan in Virginia’s 2009 recruiting class.

    **Will Artino, a 6-11, 200-pound power forward from Waukee (IA) Waukee, opted for Creighton, per Meyer.

    **Trenity Burdine, a 6-foot-6 swingman from Reading (Pa.) High, committed to Siena for the 2010-11 season, the Albany Times-Union reported.

    Burdine told the paper he received interest from Rider, Iona and Central Florida.

    “I just love Siena basketball,” Burdine told the paper. “Coach Fran [McCaffery] told me I was one of his main guys.”

    **Tyler Harris, the younger brother of Tobias Harris, will reclassify to the Class of 2012 and enroll in prep school after graduation. Harris and his brother both started elementary school a year early, according to their father, Torrel.

    “At this point in Tyler’s career,  I think he will benefit from regaining the year he missed in order to mature mentally and physically,” Torrel wrote in an email. “We have decided as a family that after graduation from high school at Half Hollow Hills High School West he will enroll as a post grad at an undecided prep school, re-classifying as a graduate of his actual class, 2012.”

    Tyler holds offers from UConn, Duquesne, Tennessee, Hofstra, Delaware and Fordham, according to his father.

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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.