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Friday / December 2.
  • PHILLY — Kareem Canty recently decided to hold off on committing to a college and now it’s paying off.

    “I decided to wait because I spoke to my AAU mentor, Dana Dingle, and he told me more schools would come out,” Canty, a 2012 point guard from Brooklyn, said Wednesday at the Reebok Breakout Challenge. “Don’t rush nothing, just enjoy the process.”

    Canty now includes Baylor, Miami, Seton Hall, Xavier, Illinois, Oklahoma, Washington and UCLA among the schools courting him.

    Editor’s Note: I apologize in advance that the video cuts out in the middle of this interview. There are quotes in the bottom of the story that don’t appear in the video.

    AKRON, Ohio — Dakari Johnson is one of the premiere big men in the country, even though he’s just a rising sophomore.

    At 6-foot-11, 263 pounds, Johnson is holding his own with older players at the LeBron James Skills Academy.

    He even caught a pass from King James himself and converted for a flush.

    “He threw it to me once and I got a wide-open dunk,” he said. “He’s a big-time player. I was a little nervous at first.”