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Sunday / April 21.
  • Seton Hall hosted a trio of recruits on official visits this weekend.

    Jersey Boys Elijah Carter of Brewster (N.H.) Prep and Jarelle Reischel of Point Pleasant both hit campus and the Prudential Center, along with Freddy Wilson of New Haven (Conn.) Hillhouse.

    “Went well. We had a good time,” the 6-foot-6, 204-pound Reischel said by text.

    He has visits still upcoming with Georgetown Oct. 21, Penn State Oct. 30 and Temple at a date TBD. He already visited Rice.

    (AP) — Purdue star forward Robbie Hummel will miss the upcoming season after injuring his right knee again.

    The school said he tore his anterior cruciate ligament in practice Saturday. This is the same knee he hurt Feb. 24 against Minnesota that knocked him out for the rest of last season. He had surgery in March and had hoped to be ready for his senior season.

    “This is obviously disappointing for Robbie, as well as our team, since he worked so hard to return from the tear he suffered in February,” said Purdue head coach Matt Painter.

    Nurideen Lindsey enjoyed his time at St. John’s for Midnight Madness but says he has a top four list of schools to choose from.

    “Kentucky, Auburn, Oklahoma State and St. John’s is what I narrowed it down to,”  the 6-foot-4, 185-pound guard from Redlands Community College in El Reno, Okla., said by text.

    Lindsey, a schoolboy star at Overbrook High in Philly, says he has offers from all four schools.

    Brandon Bolden, a 6-foot-10, 205-pound big man from Sumter, S.C., verbally committed to Georgetown Friday night during Midnight Madness.

    “Yes, I did,” he said by phone.

    “They have a great staff. They’re real genunine and make you feel at home. I liked the atmosphere. The players just welcomed me and made me feel like you’re at home.”

    Bolden is the No. 14 center and No. 81 prospect in the Class of 2012 according to Rivals.

    NEW YORK — Tim Floyd insists he has no special motivation in his first year as the head coach at Texas-El Paso, but his longtime friend Larry Eustachy believes otherwise.

    “Some coaches will take jobs just to kind of get the golden parachute and finish it out,” Eustachy, the Southern Miss coach, said Wednesday at Conference USA media day in lower Manhattan.

    “That’s not Tim Floyd. He would do it for free and he’ll do it harder than anybody.  I know he’s going to have a huge impact on this league. Once you’re competitive you’re always competitive.”

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