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The following players were selected as part of a New York City All-Star team that will travel to Turkey Aug. 28-Sept. 3 to play other youth national teams in conjunction with the FIBA World Championship.
All of the players will also compete this weekend in the Battle of the Boroughs and then play a Chinese youth team on Friday night at Rucker Park.
*Sidiki Johnson, Oak Hill
Jermaine Saunders, Rice
Daniel Dingle, St. Raymond’s
Corey Edwards, Christ the King
Jevon Thomas, St. Benedict’s
Kamari Murphy, Lincoln
Mike Taylor, Boys & Girls
Derrick Randall, South Kent
Moussa Kone, FDA III
Tyquan Goodlett, Jefferson
Ryan Rhoomes, Cardozo
Kerwin Okoro, St. Raymond’s
*Due to School obligations Johnson will only play in the game vs China but will not travel with the team to Turkey.
BATTLE OF THE BOROUGHSMonday – Individual team practices
Wednesday – Individual team practices
Friday — Brooklyn vs. The Bronx, 3-5; Harlem vs. Queens, 5-7; New York All-Stars-China, 7:10-8:25, Rucker Park
Saturday — New York vs. New York final, 4:45-6, Rucker Park
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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.