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Monday / August 3.
  • Roscoe Smith Talks Recruiting; Selby Visiting UA

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    Oak Hill forward Roscoe Smith talks recruiting at the Les Schwab Invitational last week in Hillsboro, Ore.

    The 6-foot-8 Smith previously said he is considering Duke, Georgetown and UConn but in this interview he mentions seven schools.

    “I still have a solid top seven schools. UCLA, UConn, Georgetown, Duke, Florida, Kansas and Texas,” he said. “Right now I’m still waiting.”

    SELBY VISITING ARIZONA

    Josh Selby will visit Arizona Jan. 9-11 and his mother, Maeshon Witherspoon, told the Arizona Daily Star that Selby has a longstanding relationship with Arizona assistant Book Richardson, a former coach with the New York Gauchos.

    “Book and Sean Miller have always had an eye on Josh,” Witherspoon told the Daily Star. “It was always a question of whether we would [look into] Arizona. Josh and coach Book actually sat down and talked. It could be a good fit with Nic Wise leaving.”

    Miller recruited Texas A&M guard Naji Hibbert, Selby’s former teammate with DeMatha Catholic and Team Melo, Pascoe reported.

    Arizona is also involved with Oak Hill guard Doron Lamb and Detroit guard Ray McCallum.

    Selby, who is also considering Kansas, Kentucky, Syracuse, Miami and Indiana, plays for Baltimore (Md.) Lake Clifton. Rivals reported that he will visit Kansas the weekend of Feb. 14; KU plays Iowa State Feb 13.

    Rivals also reported that Witherspoon has recently been in touch with UConn head coach Jim Calhoun and that the Huskies could be back in the mix.

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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.