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Sunday / January 20.
  • Hinds Puts UNLV Near Top; Pointer Enjoys St. John’s

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    Mount Vernon (N.Y.) point guard Jabarie Hinds enjoyed his weekend visit to UNLV so much, he’s putting the Rebels near the top of his list.

    “I liked it,” he said of the visit by text. “The team was cool. I watched them work out. I like how they get after it and go hard. The campus is nice. The academic advisor seemed like a good guy.”

    Hinds also had home visits last week with UConn and UCLA and both schools told him “that they really want me and all that good stuff.”

    Hinds next visits UConn (Sept. 24) and West Virginia (Oct. 14).


    Dominique Pointer, a 6-5 wing from Detroit and Quality Education Academy in N.C., tripped to St. John’s over the weekend.

    “It went pretty good,” said Tony Nolan, Pointer’s father. “We were impresesd with the coaches and the coaching staff. They treated us 100 percent good.”

    Nolan said St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin told them they would use Pointer “at all three positions, the three, two and one.”

    The No. 21 small forward in the Class of 2011, Pointer visits West Virginia next weekend and Michigan Oct. 15.

    “He hasn’t made a decision on what’s he gonna do,” Nolan said.


    Torrel Harris says 6-8 Tyler Harris of St. Benedict’s has eliminated Wake Forest from his list of five and is focusing on St. John’s, Providence, Iowa and N.C. State. He has officials lined up to Iowa Sept. 24, N.C. State Oct. 1, and Providence Oct. 15. Monday’s home visits with Iowa and St. John’s were postponed …Nicole Louden, the subject of my first book, “She’s Got Handle,” has joined the Columbia women’s hoops staff. Read the release here. Good luck, Nicole!…6-6 James Frazier of The Robinson School has committed to Maryland Eastern Shore.

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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.