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Tuesday / June 18.
  • St. John’s Commit Lindsey Drops 48

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    Nurideen Lindsey won’t play a game for St. John’s until the fall of 2011.

    But it already appears Johnnies fans have a lot to look forward to.

    In his first regular season game in over two years, the 6-foot-2 Lindsey dropped 48 points, 10 assists and 5 rebounds in Redlands (Okla.) Community College’s 94-90 overtime win over Fort Scott (Kansas) on Tuesday night.

    “It felt great,” Lindsey said by text. “That being my first school game in two years.”

    Lindsey, a Philly native, said he scored in a variety of ways.

    “Three, four jumpers,” he said. “14 of 16 from the line. But mostly penetrating to the basket and making things happen.”

    At Overbrook High School in Philly, Lindsey challenged Wilt Chamberlain’s scoring record. Chamberlain finished with 2,206 points and Lindsey scored 1,315 through three seasons. He averaged 38 points as a junior, before taking two years off because of the death of his best friend from cancer and the murder of his younger brother, Halim, in 2009.

    Lindsey is one of five 2011 commits pledged to Johnnies coach Steve Lavin. The others are Maurice Harkless, JaKarr Sampson, D’Angelo Harrison and Dominick Pointer.

    As first reported by ZAGSBLOG, 6-10 Los Angeles Price forward Norvel Pelle visits this weekend.


    **Ryan Boatright told the New Haven Register he plans to visit UNLV this weekend and isn’t sure if he’ll take another visit afterward. He visited UConn last weekend.

    **Former Cardozo standout Ryan Rhoomes has landed at Newark NIA Prep.

    **2011 players Derrell Robertson of Mississippi & Braeden Anderson of Canada will take official visits to DePaul this weekend, per a source.

    **Neville Fincher ’12, a 6-9 forward, has decided to transfer from St. Benedict’s (NJ) to his hometown school, Teaneck (NJ).

    “Neville Fincher is no longer a student at St. Benedict’s,” head coach Roshown McLeod said. “The separation was mutual between the family and school.”

    **Members of the Villanova staff came to South Shore (NY) Wednesday to watch 2013 stars Shamik Sheppard & Terrence Samuel workout.

    **Hallice Cooke ’13, a 6-2 guard from St. Anthony (NJ) will take an unofficial visit to Seton Hall on Friday.

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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.

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