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Monday / January 30.
  • Washington D.C. Gonzaga junior forward Kris Jenkins is one of the hottest prep players in the nation right now.

    The 6-foot-6 Jenkins hit a career-high six 3-pointers and scored 27 points Saturday in a 76-74 victory over arch-rival DeMatha that came in front of Xavier coach Chris Mack.

    He also hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer and went for 26 points against Seton Hall-bound Aquille Carr and Baltimore Patterson Jan. 16.

    Isaiah Lewis, one of the top point guards in the Class of 2013 out of New York’s Christ the King High School, will be contributing periodically to ZAGSBLOG during his junior season. Here’s his first entry:

    What’s up everybody? It’s Isaiah Lewis and I’m here doing a blog for ZAGSBLOG.com.

    Right now I’m focusing on school and basketball. I finished up this semester with an 83 average, which IS good but I’m working for 90s.

    As far as basketball, my recruitment has picked up with schools like Pitt, FSU and Villanova all offering me, but I still have a list of Memphis, Kansas, Georgia Tech, Florida and Louisville.

    Chris Thomas, the Rivals No. 1 shooting guard in the Class of 2013, has enrolled at Chipola (Fla.) College and is working on his GED.

    “”Yes, he’s at Chipola College and he’s with coach [Jake] Headrick. It was just a situation where we have to do what’s best for Chris,” Latonia Smith, his grandmother, told SNY.tv by phone.

    The news was previously reported by several outlets.

    Thomas left South Kent (Conn.) after making previous stops in his home state of Colorado, Bowie (Md.) Princeton Day and Phoenix (Ariz.) Westwind Prep.

    In this interview with Five Star Basketball, Findlay Prep forward Anthony Bennett breaks down his Top 5 of Kentucky, Florida, Oregon, Washington and UNLV.

    “My mom really likes [Florida and Kentucky],” he said.

    One of the more intriguing things he said was that Kentucky told him they could have as many as seven scholarships available next year, “so I would have a good chance to start right away.”

    Kentucky only has three players signed for 2012 — Archie Goodwin, Willie Cauley and Alex Poythress — meaning they could take as many as four players in the spring.

    The Wildcats are involved with Bennett, Shabazz Muhammad, Devonta Pollard, Tony Parker and Amile Jefferson, so they could make quite a splash in the spring.

    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band announced tour dates for the “Wrecking Ball” Tour, which kicks off March 18 in Atlanta and wraps up May 2 in Newark.

    Tickets go on sale Friday.

    For those of us here in the New York area, The Boss will play two dates at the Izod Center (April 3 & 4) and two more at Madison Square Garden (April 6 & 9) before returning for the Newark show.