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Friday / June 21.
  • Three Schools Certain to Make Mickey’s Final List

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    NEW YORK — Three schools are almost certain to make Jordan Mickey’s final list of five or six schools, his father told SNY.tv Saturday night.

    “Ohio State definitely is in; Louisville and SMU are definitely making the cut,” James Wright Mickey said at the Big Strick Classic before his son went for 13 rebounds, 5 points, 4 blocks and 2 assists as the USA team beat the NYC team, 87-86, at the City College of New York.

    Khadeem Lattin (13 points, 8 rebounds) and Robert Hubbs (14 points) were named Co-MVPs for the USA team.

    SNY.tv previously reported that Louisville and Ohio State were likely to receive official visits from the 6-foot-9 Mickey, the Rivals No. 20 power forward in the Class of 2013 out of Arlington (Texas) Grace Prep.

    His father said several other schools were in the mix for the final two official visits.

    “Rounding it out, we got Arkansas, Alabama, Providence, LSU, TCU, Oklahoma State and West Virginia for those last two slots,” he said. “There’s a lot more.”

    James Mickey added that his son would visit LSU Aug. 15-17 and SMU Aug. 20-21.

    “We’ll get to LSU probably Wednesday night the 15th through the 17th, go on another visit there,” he said. “Also, I’d like to see my oldest son play football there. So Jordan will get a little time to hang out with the players and the coaches.”

    Mickey has already visited Louisville, Kentucky, West Virginia, Arkansas, LSU, SMU and TCU.

    All have offered except Kentucky.

    “Yeah, I would like to see an offer from them,” Jordan said.

    “They’re looking at him and we still haven’t heard anything as of yet,” James Mickey said. “If they offer, they offer.”

    Whatever happens, James said, “We’re going to cut the list down to five or six teams by the end of the month, hopefully by the end of August.

    “We’re hoping to have our decision made by the end of September so he can kind of have fun his senior year.”

    New York recruiting expert Tom Konchalski came away from the Big Strick highly impressed with Mickey’s play.

    “He rebounds and he played within the context of the game,” he said of Mickey. “He didn’t go hunting his shot like some other people did. Certain people dominated the ball totally.”

     

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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.

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