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Tuesday / August 11.
  • Calvin Lamb, the father of Oak Hill (Va.) guard Doron Lamb, says his son will probably take official visits to Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Arizona and  possibly St. John’s as well.

    “I could say I think Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arizona. Them four I guess I would say. St. John’s, I guess. He was kind of impressed with them,” Calvin said.

    Coaches from all five schools have had in-homes with Doron’s parents in Queens and also visited Doron at Oak Hill.

    Arizona head coach Sean Miller and assistant Book Richardson, who coached Lamb when he was with the New York Gauchos AAU program, visited Lamb for a second time Wednesday.

    Oak Hill coach Steve Smith has also mentioned that UConn is in the mix for Lamb, the No. 3 shooting guard and No. 21 prospect in the Class of 2010.

    With the ACL injury to Memphis sophomore Angel Garcia, the  Tigers are down to eight scholarship players for the upcoming season.

    It’s yet another tough blow for first-year head coach Josh Pastner, who has already had to deal with the forfeiture of the 2008 Final Four appearance in the wake of the Derrick Rose SAT scandal.

    But you won’t find Pastner complaining. At least not publicly.

    “We have no choice. We’ve got to coach them up. We have to remain positive,” Pastner said by phone. “We’ve got a good nucleus. We’ve got to keep them positive.”

    St. Anthony forward Devon Collier is in the midst of a series of in-home visits and is considering half a dozen schools, including four from the Big East.

    “The schools recruiting him right now are Seton Hall, St. John’s, Rutgers, Providence, Oregon State and Maryland,” said Adam Berkowitz of New Heights.

    “Those are the schools that are recruiting him and continue to be recruiting him.”

    The 6-foot-8 Collier visited Providence unofficially over the summer and had an in-home with head coach Keno Davis and assistant coach Pat Skerry this past weekend.

    After talking to Torrel Harris this morning, I will be shocked if West Virginia doesn’t merit some serious consideration from Tobias Harris as he cuts his list.

    “Huggins was awesome. Huggs is the man. Huggs is the man,” Torrel said of West Virginia coach Bob Huggins after Tuesday night’s in-home visit with the family.

    Tobias is a 6-8 forward from Dix Hills (NY) Half Hollow Hills West who is considering 11 schools. Nine of them have now come in for home visits, with Maryland still to come Thursday and UConn tentatively set for Saturday.

    Torrel Harris has repeatedly said he’s looking for a program that emphasizes the point forward position, will make Tobias a better player and put him in position to potentially play in the NBA.

    Jesse Morgan is beginning to narrow down his list.

    The 6-foot-4, 180-pound shooting guard out of Philly known as “The Takeover” is now playing for Kelvin Jefferson at South Kent (Conn.).

    Morgan said Wednesday that Seton Hall, UConn and Florida were showing him the most love at this point.

    “I’m just pretty much open right now. In the next couple of months I will schedule some official visits,” Morgan said. “I want to go where I can play.”

    Georgia, Pitt, Temple, La Salle and UMass have also shown interest.

    Jeremy Lamb, a 6-4, 165- 2010 shooting guard out of Norcross (Ga.) High, has given a verbal commitment to UConn, choosing the Huskies over Texas and Georgia.

    Lamb is the No. 17 shooting guard in the class according to Rivals. He averaged 11 points in 15 minutes last season.

    “Coach [Jim] Calhoun and Coach [Pat] Sellers were down here today and Jeremy was able to commit face-to-face,” said Lamb’s high school coach, Jesse McMillan.

    “I think it was a combination of things. He can play pretty quickly because UConn is losing a lot of kids,” McMillan said. “Coach Calhoun made him a top priority because Jeremy can play the one, two and the three. His primary position is shooting guard, but he can play point guard, too.