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Friday / November 15.

  • Vincent Garrett
    , a 6-foot-6 wing from Lee College (TX), has committed to Rutgers.

    The former Chicago Marshall star, who visited Rutgers two weeks ago, had offers from Oregon State, UNLV and Iowa and interest from UConn, according to Lee assistant Marcus King. He will have two years of eligibility remaining.

    “Signing Vincent was a priority for us this recruiting period, and we are thrilled to welcome him into the program,” said head coach Mike Rice. “He is a very gifted athlete with the ability to score the ball at many levels. Vincent is also a mature young man who has developed and excelled due to a tremendous work ethic.”

    “He’ll be an impact player for Rutgers,” King told SNY.tv, adding that Garrett had the potential to compare to Marquette’s Darius Johnson-Odom and Jae Crowder, both former junior college players.

    Glen Grunwald is an interim no more.

    The Knicks announced Tuesday that Grunwald was named executive vice president and general manager of the team. He had been serving in this role on an interim basis since July.

    “Glen has done a terrific job this season,” Knicks owner James Dolan said in a statement. “He is an intelligent, seasoned executive and we look forward to him continuing in the role of General Manager for many years to come.”


    GREENBURGH, N.Y
    . — As the Knicks gear up for the start of the playoffs this weekend,  it’s all one big happy family as superstars Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire are both stumping for interim head coach Mike Woodson to return next season.

    “Would I love to see him around here past this year, and of course,” Anthony said Tuesday, reiterating comments he made to Hannah Storm of ESPN.

    Anthony has thrived under Woodson, averaging 31 points in the month of April on 50 percent shooting.

    Marquette associate head coach Tony Benford has agreed to become the new head coach at North Texas, sources told SNY.tv.

    A press conference is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday to introduce Benford, who competed with ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla for the position.

    After SNY.tv reported the story Tuesday afternoon, the school issued a release.

    “We are very excited about the opportunity to add Tony Benford to the strong group of coaches at the University of North Texas,” said Director of Athletics Rick Villarreal.

    Boris Bojanovsky, a 7-foot-3 native of the Slovak Republic, has committed to Florida State for 2012.

    He also held offers from N.C. State, Virginia Tech, Miami, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State and others.

    “This was always the goal for me when I came to CBA three years ago,” Bojanovksy said, according to the Canarias Basketball Academy website.

    “My dream has come true, to know Ill be playing in the ACC under a great coach and at a power house program, I can only thank Rob Orellana and his coaching staff for pushing me everyday to make this dream become a reality.”

    Former Rice point guard Dylan Ennis has committed to Villanova over Cincinnati.

    “I’m officially a Villanova Wildcat!!!” he Tweeted.

    The 6-foot-2, 182-pound native of Brampton, Ontario must sit out next season and will then have three years of eligibility remaining.

    “There’s opportunity there in regards to Jay Wright and the guards,” his father, Tony McIntyre, told SNY.tv by phone. “His ability to walk in and play a major role right off the bat.