Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Johnson, McLemore Dismissed from Oak Hill (UPDATED)
Arizona-bound forward Sidiki Johnson and uncommitted senior guard Ben McLemore were dismissed from Oak Hill Academy for violating an undisclosed team rule, the Tucson Citzen reported.
When reached by phone Monday, Oak Hill coach Steve Smith confirmed that two players were no longer on the team and are no longer students at Oak Hill.
The 6-foot-9, 220-pound Johnson is a New York City native who had transferred to Oak Hill from St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark.
The 6-5, 180-pound McLemore (pictured) is a St. Louis native who has narrowed his choices to Kansas and Missouri.
Oak Hill (26-3), which now has nine players left, played without Johnson and McLemore Saturday at the Presidential Hoopfest at Wise High School in Upper Marlboro, Md. They beat Arlington (Va.) Country Day, 103-76, behind Duke-bound Quinn Cook’s 28 points.
The Warriors have two regular season games remaining Friday and Saturday.
Smith said he expects Oak Hill — ranked No. 8 by ESPN Rise — to be invited to the ESPN Rise National High School Invitational in April.
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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.