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Back From West Virginia, Cain Plots Next Move; Greedy Peterson Booted from Providence; Omari Lawrence Talks Transfer
Kyle Cain is back from his official visit to West Virginia and must now decide his next move.
The 6-foot-7 forward from New Hampton (N.H.) prep has now taken four official visits and has one remaining.
“He’s going to decide if he’s going to visit either Arizona State or Alabama with his last visit,” New Hampton coach Peter Hutchins said.
Cain visited Rhode Island and Northern Illinois before committing to Rhode Island. After decommitting he has been to Illinois and West Virginia.
He spoke very highly of Arizona State last week in an interview.
“I don’t have a favorite school right now, but the one that stands out the most is probably Arizona State because they need immediate help with the forward spot and the three spot,” Cain said.
“They don’t have that many forwards so it’s like if I go to Arizona State, there may be a chance of me starting there as a freshman.”
Hutchins said it was possible Cain could visit one school officially and one unofficially, but any visit wouldn’t happen until after the dead period ends May 28. New Hampton’s graduation is also May 28.
“If he takes another visit it won’t be until after he graduates May 28,” Hutchins said.
As for West Virginia, Hutchins said he hadn’t talked to Cain in detail but that the visit went well.
“I haven’t talked to him in great detail but he had a great visit,” Hutchins said.
Cain also spoke highly of Mounties coach Bob Huggins before the visit.
Wherever Cain lands, Hutchins said they will be getting a special player.
“Kyle’s improved so much over the course of this year,” Hutchins said. “He’s a very talented player. Very athletic. His biggest strength is related to his intangibles. He’s such a hard worker and he’s ultra-competitive.
“He could end up being a great high-major basketball player, which is something very few people anticipated heading into a year of prep school.”
**In other Big East-related news, Brooklyn’s Greedy Petersonwas booted from Providence for violation of team rules. Sources say he is headed to play pro ball overseas.
**St. John’s transfer Omari Lawrence tells ZAGSBLOG contributor Alex Kline he’s considering Clemson, Xavier, George Washington,Virginia Tech.
“No visits have been set,” he said. “I have no favorites.”
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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.
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