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Tuesday / August 11.
  • I checked in this morning with Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick coach Kevin Boyle and he provided the latest news on his star players, Kyrie Irving and Michael Gilchrist.

    The 6-foot-2 Irving loved his visit to Duke this past weekend but still plans to take his next scheduled official visit to Texas A&M Oct. 9. After that, Irving is slated to visit Kentucky, Georgia Tech and Seton Hall.

    “He’s going to Texas A&M Oct. 9 for sure. After that we’ll take it one-by-one,” Boyle said.

    Multiple reports surfaced that Irving is close to committing to Duke and although that may well happen, he apparently hasn’t done so yet.White

    Tobias Harris enjoyed his weekend visit to Syracuse and says he plans to visit all seven of the schools on his list.

    Five will be official visits and two will be unofficial.

    “It really doesn’t matter,” he said Monday. “Even if they’re unofficial the visits will still be like official visits.

    “Even if I take an unofficial I still wouldn’t be surprised if I go to their school.”

    The Oklahoma football team will be in Miami on Saturday for a huge battle of traditional powerhouses, but a couple of big-time basketball recruits are headed to Norman.

    Calvin Lamb confirmed that his son, Doron Lamb, will take his first visit this weekend to Oklahoma.

    Harrison Barnes, the No. 2 prospect in the nation, will also be in Norman this weekend, making this a huge recruiting weekend for head coach Jeff Capel and his staff.

    Oak Hill coach Steve Smith also told that Lamb will visit Kansas Oct. 16 for “Late Night in the Phog.”

    Kentucky, Arizona, St. John’s and UConn are also in the mix for Lamb, who will visit a third visit the weekend of Oct. 23.

    Josh Selby has cut his list to six schools.

    Kansas, Syracuse, Kentucky, Miami, Indiana and Baylor remain in contention for the 6-foot-1, 180-pound guard from Baltimore Lake Clifton who decommitted from Tennessee over the summer.

    UConn, which hosted Selby on his first official visit after he decommitted, did not make the cut. Neither did Texas, Oregon or Florida State, which all had in-homes.

    “We sat down as a family and discussed all the schools that were recruiting Josh,” Maeshon Witherspoon, Selby’s mother, wrote in a text. “We evaulated every school in depth and composed a list of schools we wanted to further explore.