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Saturday / September 23.
  • St. Pat’s, William Paterson Helping Haiti

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    Two prominent New Jersey basketball programs will donate their upcoming gates to the relief efforts in Haiti.

    St. Patrick coach Kevin Boyle, pictured at left with LeBron James, plans to donate the gate from Thursday night’s 8 o’clock game against Elizabeth at Kean University to victims of the earthquake in Haiti. The Celtics are ranked No. 4 nationally and feature Duke-bound point guard Kyrie Irving and superstar junior Michael Gilchrist.

    “Obviously the Haitian thing wasn’t planned but we have probably 10-15 percent of our student population is Haitian,” Boyle said. “And [former St. Pat’s and current Philadelphia 76ers standout] Sam Dalembert was originally born in Haiti. He came from Port-au-Prince.”

    On the college level, William Paterson and Rutgers-Camden will play an afternoon men’s and women’s doubleheader on Saturday to benefit the cause.

    The William Paterson men’s team is coached by former Seton Hall player Jose Rebimbas, one of the best Division III coaches in the nation.

    In lieu of admission charges, the Pioneers are asking all those in attendance to instead donate to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund. Donations will be accepted throughout the afternoon at the William Paterson Rec Center on campus. The men’s game is at 1 and the women play at 3.

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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.