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Friday / July 10.
  • One day after SNY.tv reported that New York City point guard Shane Rector is leaving St. Raymond’s for South Kent (Conn.), former Christ the King floor general Isaiah Lewis said he is heading to Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick.

    That makes two former CHSAA point guards gone in as many days.

    “I will be going to St. Patrick’s for my senior year,” the 6-foot-3, 170-pound Lewis told SNY.tv. “I just wanted more competition this year.”

    St. Patrick coach Chris Chavannes confirmed that Lewis was registered at the school, which is changing locations within Elizabeth and will be known as The Patrick School.

    “Isaiah brings experience and poise to our program,” Chavannes said.

    Here are the coaches and final rosters for the Elite 24, per ESPN.com.

    The game is Saturday at 7 p.m. EST on ESPNU.

    For features on many of the players, including Julius Randle, the Harrison Twins, Stanley Johnson and Marcus Lee, see below on ZAGSBLOG.

    Raymond Lewis squad
    Head Coach: Brandon Jennings (Milwaukee Bucks)
    Assistant Coach: Derrick Williams (Minnesota Timberwolves)

    Name AAU Team (Hometown) Rank College
    Nate Britt II D.C. Assault (Washington, D.C.) No. 49 ESPN 100 North Carolina
    Conner Frankamp KC Run GMC (Wichita, Kan.) No. 36 ESPN 100 Kansas
    Aaron Gordon Oakland Soldiers (San Jose, Calif.) No. 6 ESPN 100 Undecided
    Brannen Greene Atlanta Celtics (Monroe, Ga.) No. 40 ESPN 100 Kansas
    Isaac Hamilton Dream Vision (Bellflower, Calif.) No. 22 ESPN 100 Undecided
    Aaron Harrison Houston Defenders (Richmond, Texas) No. 4 ESPN 100 Undecided
    Andrew Harrison Houston Defenders (Richmond, Texas) No. 2 ESPN 100 Undecided
    Rondae Jefferson Team Final (Chester, Pa.) No. 14 ESPN 100 Undecided
    Jermaine Lawrence NYC Rens (Springfield Gardens, N.Y.) No. 16 ESPN 100 Undecided
    Marcus Lee California Supreme (Antioch, Calif.) No. 27 ESPN 100 Undecided
    Emmanuel Mudiay Texas Select (Arlington, Texas) No. 6 ESPN 60 Undecided
    Julius Randle Team Texas Titans (Plano, Texas) No. 3 ESPN 100 Undecided
    Rashad Vaughn Net Gain Sports (Minneapolis, Minn.) No. 12 ESPN 60 Undecided

    Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is still enjoying residual recruiting benefits after leading Team USA to the gold medal in London.

    Sure, Coach K wasn’t on the July recruiting trail following players like 6-foot-9 forward Marcus Lee of Antioch (Calif.) Deer Valley, but every time he texts Duke targets like Lee, Julius Randle and Austin Nichols he can mention that he just spoke with Kobe, LeBron, KD or Melo.

    “He was saying on Sunday that he was talking to me two minutes after [talking to] Kobe,” Lee said from the Elite 24 game in Venice Beach, Calif.  “And then he started talking about me while he was talking to Kobe. It was great.”

    Stanley Johnson got the last-minute call to participate in the Under Armor Elite 24 game and he jumped at it.

    “It’s going to be fun, playing with all the good players we have here at the 24, so I’m looking forward to it,” the 6-foot-6 Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei forward told SNY.tv Thursday by phone.

    Johnson joins Oakland Soldiers teammates Jabari Bird and Aaron Gordon in the game, which airs Saturday night on ESPNU.