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Tuesday / December 12.
  • Villanova Not Giving Up on Amile Jefferson

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    PHILADELPHIA — Duke may be the favorite to land Amile Jefferson, but Villanova coach Jay Wrightisn’t bowing out quietly.

    Armed with just one scholarship for the Class of 2012, Wright is hanging in there down to the very end on Jefferson, a 6-foot-8 forward from Philly Friends Central.

    The Villanova coach was in attendance again Wednesday night when Friends Central lost to Westtown, 55-53, in a Friends Schools League playoff semifinal at Germantown Friends.

    “It definitely means a lot to me to see him take time out of his schedule,” Jefferson told FiveStarBasketball.com after putting up 26 points, 10 boards and two blocks in the loss. “They’re in the middle of the season right now, really in the height of it.”

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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.