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Monday / March 27.
  • Graham to RU; N’Diaye Working out for Knicks; Providence Loses Another Recruit

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    Rutgers officially announced that rising junior guard Tyree Graham has signed a scholarship agreement to play for the Scarlet Knights.

    He will have two years of eligibility remaining and figures to take over Mike Rosario’s vacated shooting guard spot.

    “Yessir,” Graham told last month. “That’s exactly it. I think Mike Rosario is a very good player. He will be a professional player someday. I wouldn’t mind to come in to be called upon to do some of the same things he did.”

    A First Team All-Region 10 selection at Brunswick Community College (N.C.) this past season and a former North Carolina High School First Team All-State choice, Graham played his freshman season (2008-09) at Texas Tech.

    “Tyree is a gifted young man and a unique prospect,” head coach Mike Rice said. “He already has the experience of playing the collegiate game at a high level. Tyree has the reputation of being not only a scorer, but a fierce competitor. We are going to look for him to produce right away.”

    Graham joins an incoming 2010 recruiting class that includes freshmen Gilvydas Biruta (Jonava, Lithuania), Austin Carroll (Bedford, Mass.) and Mike Poole (Springfield Gardens, N.Y.).

    **Read my feature on Graham here.


    Former Rutgers center Hamady N’Diaye, who excelled at the Portsmouth Invitational in April, will work out Friday for the Knicks.

    The 6-11 N’Diaye will join a group of workouts that includes Eric Boateng (C – Arizona State), Jordan Crawford (G – Xavier), Sylven Landesberg (G – Virginia), Deon Thompson (F – North Carolina) and Latavious Williams (F – D-League).


    More bad news for Providence head coach Keno Davis as shooting guard Joseph Young says he won’t enroll in the fall due to the failing health of an aunt.

    Young’s move follows the decommitment of 5-11 junior PG Naadir Tharpe.

    “Boston College, Seton Hall, St. John’s, Miami, Indiana, Virginia, Wake Forest, UNLV, and Rutgers” all called today about Naadir Tharpe’s recruitment and have all offered him,” Brewster coach Jason Smith told ZAGSBLOG contributor Alex Kline.

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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.