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Monday / January 30.
  • Pointer Could Decide This Weekend

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    Dominick Pointer, the No. 21 small forward in the nation, is down to St. John’s and Michigan and could decide during this weekend’s official visit to Michigan.

    I spoke with his father, Tony Nolan, and asked him when Pointer might decide.

    “Hopefully at Michigan or 48 hours after,” Nolan said. “He goes there tomorrow [Friday] and will be there until Sunday morning

    “If he chooses not to go there, I’ll give him 48 hours to make up his mind what he wants to do.”

    After cutting West Virginia from the list of three schools, Nolan has made no secret of the fact that he would like his 6-foot-5, 210-pound son to stay home and play for Michigan. Pointer is a Detroit native who now plays for Winston-Salem (N.C.) Quality Education Academy.

    “I said that from jump street,” Nolan said of his desire to see his son play at Michigan.

    “We’re home. Detroit and  Michigan is our home. That’s what I prefer. I said that before he went to prep school. If we have an opportunity to come back home, that’s what I want. It’s going to be his choice, too.”

    Nolan added that both he and Pointer “loved” St. John’s.

    “I love St. John’s myself,” Nolan said. “I love the coaches, the main coach [Steve Lavin] and all his staff. I’m crazy about them. But at the end of the day Michigan is where I want him. I’m not trying to bite my tongue or nothing.”

    He added:  “If he wants St. John’s I’m not going to kill him. I’m still going to love him the same way.”

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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.