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Friday / May 24.
  • Selby Considering UConn; Pinkston, Collier, Williams Plan Visits

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    Josh Selby visited UConn on Thursday and is considering the Huskies along with a number of other schools.

    “I talked to his mom yesterday [Thursday],” said Herman Harried, head coach of Baltimore (Md.) Lake Clifton. “They say everything went very well.

    “They are being considered as one of his top schools.”

    Selby, the No. 2 point guard in the Class of 2010,  decommitted from Tennessee and is still considering other schools, including Kansas, Kentucky, Miami, Syracuse and Texas, Harried said.

    “He’s still going to look at other schools,” he said. “They’re gonna get back home and sit down and plan some other visits.”

    Long Island forward Rod Odom also visited UConn Thursday and Norcross (GA) High SG Jeremy Lamb is there Friday.


    Bishop Loughlin forward Jayvaughn Pinkston visited Villanova and Tennessee last week and now has a series of other visits in the works.

    Pinkston, a 6-6 forward who had a tremendous summer, will visit St. John’s, Seton Hall, Miami, Marquette and Arizona in coming weeks.

    “We’re gonna visit St. John’s early next week and spend some time over there,” said New Heights AD Kimani Young, Pinkston’s adviser.

    “We’re going to Marquette for their elite camp” at the end of August.

    After Labor Day, Pinkston will also visit Seton Hall, Miami and Arizona.

    “He’ll probably get over to Seton Hall like the first week in September, after Labor Day,” Young said. “We want to schedule a Miami visit in September also, and Arizona in early September.”

    Pinkston wasn’t selected for next week’s Boost Mobile Elite 24 event and isn’t happy about it.

    “He’s upset but he understands that with any all-star team selection there’s gonna be a lot of good players that are left out,” Young said. “He’s going to use it as motivation to get into the gym and keep working hard and have a good season his senior year.”

    Young added that 6-8 St. Anthony forward Devon Collier will “take an unofficial to Providence pretty soon.”

    Collier also lists Arizona, Villanova, Rutgers, St. John’s, Seton Hall, UConn, Marquette, Virginia and West Virginia.

    Derrick Williams, Collier’s 6-7 teammate at St. Anthony, plans to take unofficials to St. Bonaventure, Hofstra, Temple and St. Joe’s in September, he said.

    He also has offers from Boston College, VCU, Drexel, Penn State, Northeastern and Providence.


    Torrel Harris, Tobias’ father, says the family will probably host a series of in-home visits before cutting its list down to five.

    “We’re trying to figure it out,” he said. “It’s an extremely tough choice. We will probably do home visits first and then after the home visits cut the list down.”

    Harris has a list of about a dozen schools, including Kentucky, which he visited before playing in the Nike Global Challenge in Oregon.

    Cory Joseph, the Canadian point guard playing at Findlay (Nev.) Prep, still  has more than 15 schools on his list but will cut it at the end of August, according to Ro Russell of Grassroots Canada.

    Dwight Powell, the Canadian power forward at Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy, has cut his list to Stanford, Harvard and Georgia Tech.

    Check back next week for more updates on many of these guys from the Boost Mobile game.

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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.

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