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Junior college point guard Trivante Bloodman visited Seton Hall over the weekend and remains open in his recruitment.
“It went great,” the 6-foot, 180-pound Manhattan native told SNY.tv Wednesday by phone. “I went [to The Prudential Center]. It was nice, big arena and everything.”
Seton Hall is actively seeking a point guard with the graduation of Jordan Theodore and the ACL injury to Tom Maayan. The news of Bloodman’s visit to Seton Hall was first reported by SNY.tv and he said head coach Kevin Willard is offering the chance to play major minutes.
“Yeah, I would have a chance to be the starting point guard,” Bloodman said. “I would like to play in the Big East Conference but right now I’m trying to choose the school that would really fit me.
Mount Vernon point guard Isaiah Cousins has committed to Oklahoma, head coach Bob Cimmino confirmed to SNY.tv.
The 6-foot-4 Cousins chose the Sooners over Virginia Tech, UConn, Dayton and Xavier, Cimmino said.
“Isaiah is a 6-4 point guard who attacks the rim, hits the 3 and is a gym rat,” Cimmino said. “He never takes a play off and has elevated his game tremendously in the last year.”
The list of players to come out of “Money Earnin’ Mount Vernon” in recent years includes Ben Gordon of the Detroit Pistons, former Rutgers players Mike Coburn and Jonathan Mitchell, George Mason’s Sherrod Wright and West Virginia’s Kevin Jones and Jabarie Hinds.
The Knicks will have to go at least 2-4 weeks without Amar’e Stoudemire.
The team on Wednesday announced that Stoudemire will return to New York from Miami “today after seeking a second opinion on a bulging disc of his lower back. Both doctors have agreed that he should undergo non-surgical treatment and rehabilitation, that will include an epidural. He is expected to be out for approximately 2-4 weeks.”
That would put Stoudemire out until mid- to late-April.
The regular season ends April 26 at Charlotte.
“We really don’t know what his condition is but I just feel bad for him because I know how passionate he is,” Tyson Chandler said following Monday’s win over Milwaukee. “We just have to keep plugging along.”