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Former Rutgers guard Corey Chandler will decide on Sunday between Binghamton and St. Bonaventure, according to Newark East Side coach Bryant Garvin.
The 6-foot-2 Chander, recently dismissed from the Rutgers team for a violation of team rules, visited Binghamton Tuesday-Thursday this week and will go to St. Bonaventure Saturday.
“He was interested in a couple other schools, but basically thgose schools are closer to Newark as far as him being able to go see his child,” said Garvin, referring to Chandler’s 7-month-old son in Newark.
Asked when Chandler would decide, Garvin said, “Sunday. School’s going to start on Monday.”
***Hit the Video Player on the right to see the video interview with Doron Lamb, Tobias Harris & Kyrie Irving***
NEW YORK – Doron Lamb made a triumphant return to his hometown and his old AAU gym Friday night.
Lamb scored a game-high 23 points and earned co-MVP honors to lead the Skip to My Lou team to a 133-120 victory over The Goat in the 4th Annual Boost Mobile Elite 24 game at the Gauchos Gym in The Bronx.
The game was originally slated for Harlem’s famed Rucker Park, but rain forced it indoors.
“I think it will be my last game in New York, so I just came out here and played hard for my fans. Everybody in my family was here,” said Lamb, a 6-foot-4 Queens, N.Y. native who is entering his senior season at Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill Academy.
So I was standing next to New York recruiting expert Tom Konchalski at last week’s Boost Mobile game…and I asked him, “If you could start a college basketball team with any of the 24 players in this event, who would it be?”
Tom’s answer wasn’t Jared Sullinger, Kyrie Irving, Tobias Harris or Josh Selby…
“Austin Rivers,” he said.
“First of all, he has a very mature understanding of the game,” Tom said of the 6-foot-3, 175-pound junior out of Winter Park (FL) Winter Park. “He has a very high level of skill. You can just look at him and see how young he is physically. He’s a legitimate 6-4 now, he’ll end up a 6-5 guard and he’s just getting his legs. He’s just growing into his athleticism now.
“A year ago at the City of Palms, he couldn’t dunk the ball on a breakaway. Now he’s doing all sorts of acrobatic dunks. He just has the perfect combination. He understands the game. He has the skill. HE grew up a coach’s son and he’s always been really efficient with the ball. He can shoot the ball. He knows now to create separation. He knows how to get to the basket and knows how to finish.