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Sunday / June 16.
  • Calhoun Picks Up 3 Major Offers

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    Omar Calhoun picked up three major offers on Tuesday, the first day college coaches could call 2012 players.

    Calhoun, a 6-foot-4, 185-pound shooting guard from Christ the King, earned offers from Florida, Arizona and Rutgers.

    “We had a tremendous day [Tuesday],” Omar Calhoun Sr. said. “We had quite a few calls and Coach Billy Donovan called us and offered Omar personally. We thought that was very important and exciting. We had picked up an offer from Billy Donovan himself.”

    Calhoun Sr. said Rutgers assistant Van Macon and Arizona assistant Book Richardson also called to offer.

    Calhoun, who plays AAU ball with the New York Gauchos, previously held offers from Villanova, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Louisville and Miami, his father said.

    Numerous other schools called Tuesday but have yet to offer, including North Carolina, Providence, Virginia Tech, Miami, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt and Georgetown.

    “We don’t have any favorites right now. We’re just wide open,” Omar Sr. said. “We’re just waiting to cut it down after the live period.”

    He said Calhoun does plan on visiting Florida in early August for its Elite Camp.

    “We anticipate going out to the Florida Elite Camp after the Nationals,” the father 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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