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Saturday / May 21.
  • With one day to  go before Brandon Knight is slated to announce his college choice on ESPNU, his high school coach says he doesn’t know where Knight is going.

    “Honestly, I don’t know,” Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Pine Crest coach Dave Beckerman said Tuesday by phone.

    Beckerman has been away for a few days on a cruise and expects to meet again with Knight on Wednesday morning. Knight is supposed to announce on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

    “We’re meeting again [Wednesday],” Beckerman said.

    Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti has “formally” reached out to legendary coach Bob Knight, according to a trusted source who spoke with a person in the Rutgers athletic department.

    “They have formally reached out to him,” the source said. “But I doubt it’s going to go anywhere. His name has popped up for every single big coaching opening in the last few years.”

    Reached by phone, Gary O’Hagan, IMG’s director of coaching, said, “I have no knowledge of that.”

    Knight is an IMG client.

    Pat Knight, Bob’s son and the head coach at Texas Tech, said his father would consider coaching again and interested schools should give him a ring.

    “If I’m St. John’s or Rutgers, to me, you gotta be an idiot … if you’re an AD or president, it doesn’t hurt to call,” Knight told SNY.tv exclusively last month before St. John’s hired Steve Lavin, Knight’s colleague at ESPN.

    West Virginia sophomore forward Devin Ebanks and Syracuse junior forward Wesley Johnson are both headed to the NBA Draft.

    “I have decided to enter my name into the 2010 NBA draft,” Ebanks said in a statement. “I spoke to my mother and the coaching staff, and we have decided that I should explore my options to pursue a dream that I have had since I was a little kid. I want to thank West Virginia University, my coaches, my teammates and all the great fans.”

    “I certainly enjoyed coaching Devin for two years,” coach Bob Huggins said. “He was extremely coachable and was a great teammate. We certainly wish him the best for a long and prosperous career.”

    NEW YORK — Quentin Richardson has played for the Knicks and against the Knicks.

    With his current team, the Miami Heat, set to visit New York Sunday night, Q-Rich said he doubted either LeBron James or Richardson’s teammate Dwyane Wade would sign with New York as a free agent this summer.

    “To me, I don’t see any of those guys coming to New York. I don’t see them coming,” Richardson said.