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Thursday / July 2.
  • Austin Rivers Schedules Visits

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    Austin Rivers will visit North Carolina and Duke in October and will also visit Kansas and Florida at some point.

    “I’m visiting Duke and North Carolina in October — on Oct. 1 and the 16th,” Rivers, the No. 1 player in the Class of 2011, said by text.

    Rivers said he wasn’t sure which visit will be first but it sounds like he will go to Carolina Oct. 1 and Duke Oct 15 for Countdown to Craziness.

    Therion Joseph, Rivers’ AAU coach, said Rivers would also visit Kansas and Florida.

    “He’s going to [visit] Kansas and he’ll drive up to Florida,” Joseph said. “He does that all the time.”

    A visit to Kentucky is not planned at this time.

    “He doesn’t have a Kentucky visit scheduled,” he said.

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    Seattle Garfield senior guard Tony Wroten issued a top six on Twitter: Louisville, Kentucky, Washington, Villanova, UConn and Miami….Junior guard Kyle Anderson of St. Anthony will visit La Salle and Villanova Tuesday and Seton Hall Wednesday…Former St. Benedict’s guard Xavier Munford enrolled at Miami-Dade College, per Alex Kline at The Recruit Scoop. Kline also reports that Toddrick Gotcher, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Garland, Texas has narrowed his list to West Virginia, Baylor, San Diego, USC and Texas Tech…Shaq Thomas of NIA Prep said he enjoyed his visit last week to Cincinnati. “The camps, the team and  just the whole visit was good,” he 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.