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Saturday / April 13.
  • C.J. Leslie Feeling Kentucky

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    Here’s a video interview from ABC-WTVQ with Raleigh (N.C.) Word of God forward C.J. Leslie, who will be participating this weekend in the Dunkin Donuts Shootout National Classic at Lexington (Ky.) Catholic.

    The 6-foot-9 Leslie is a friend and former teammate of current Kentucky freshman sensation John Wall and sure sounds like he might follow Wall to Bluegrass country.

    “I think it’s a high interest on both parts,” Leslie said. “I’m definitely feeling Kentucky, and Kentucky is felling me. They’ve got some of the best fans around.”

    Word of God coach Erasto Hatchett says he and Leslie are both in regular touch with Wall.

    “He and C.J. are real good friends.  John and I communicate once every two weeks or so, I try to get him to talk with C.J. and some of the guys just kind of getting them prepared for what’s at the next level,” Hatchett said.

    Leslie is also considering N.C. State, Oregon, UConn and Florida, but he is showing Kentucky some love during his trip.

    “Looks like a great place to be,” he said.

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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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