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Monday / December 18.
  • Gathers Says He Has Four Favorites

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    Ricardo Gathers is saying he has four favorites as of right now.

    From Jeff Borzello’s Twitter: “Ricardo Gathers said Baylor, St. John’s, Florida and NC State are his favorites right now.”

    Also: “Gathers said neither Duke nor Kentucky have shown consistent interest. Calipari went to one game, Duke contacted him once.”

    Interestingly, hometown LSU is not among his favorites.

    St. John’s coach Steve Lavin is on hand at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass., watching the 6-foot-8 Gathers, who decommitted from St. John’s.

    “I like their style of play and the competition over there,” Gathers told MassLive.com of St. John’s. “It’s huge with them being in the Big East and everything.”

    “I think a lot of people are recruiting him or trying to recruit him,” Reserve (La.) Riverside coach Timmy Byrd recently told SNY.tv. “He’s played pretty well this year. His game has expanded and improved.

    “Naturally, I think everybody in the country would want him.”

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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.