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Monday / June 17.
  • Andrew and Aaron Harrison could announce their college choice as soon as this fall.

    “It’s around that time,” Aaron Harrison Sr. told Thursday, confirming comments he made to the Kentucky Rivals site. “Their birthday is Oct. 28. They want to get it done before the high school season starts.”

    The twins are down to four final schools, Maryland, Baylor, Kentucky and Villanova and Aaron Sr. said they would visit three or four of them this summer.

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Scott Machado has played five games at Madison Square Garden during his career.

    A Queens kid who led Iona to the NCAA Tournament this past season, Machado loves the idea of potentially playing permanently at the Garden.

    “Everybody loves to play at the Garden, it just brings a whole different energy out of you,” Machado said after working out Thursday morning for the Knicks, who own the No. 48 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft.

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. –– Growing up in Hempstead, N.Y., Tu Holloway had to rely on his grandmother, Mary, to put food in the refrigerator.

    But the way he figures it, if he gets chosen by the Knicks or the Nets in the NBA Draft, Holloway will be able to do the providing in his household.

    “I live with my grandmother so I’ll be definitely be eating out of her fridge but I’ll be the one putting the food in there this time,” the 6-foot Holloway said Wednesday after working out for the Knicks, who own the No. 48 pick in the Draft.


    Special to ZAGSBLOG

    Karl Towns already has a Middlesex County championship as well as a New Jersey Non-Public A State championship in his freshman season at St. Joseph-Metuchen.

    What could possibly top accolades such as those?

    The only answer is a possible Olympic appearance.

    The 6-foot-11 high school freshman was named Tuesday to the Dominican Republic Senior National Team roster by head coach John Calipari.


    Special to ZAGSBLOG

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Like all NBA executives, Nets GM Billy King is a busy man these days.

    The NBA Draft Lottery is just a week away, the NBA Draft is just over five weeks away, NBA free agency will open just three days after the draft and there is the small matter of having his NBA Summer League roster set in the days after the draft.

    King’s first order of business is the draft lottery next week. After that, he may actually find his workload considerably lighter. The Portland Trail Blazers own the Nets’ 2012 first round pick thanks to the Gerald Wallace trade.

    Antonio “Scoop” Jardine has known Carmelo Anthony since Jardine’s early days at Syracuse.

    Since then, Melo has become like an older brother to Jardine, the point guard who led Syracuse to the No. 1 ranking for much of this past college season before the Orange crashed out at the hands of Ohio State in the Elite Eight.

    “When I got there [Syracuse] he came up there and did the ribbon cutting for the Melo Center beginning of my [sophomore] year,” Jardine said of Anthony following his workout with the Knicks Wednesday.

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