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Saturday / July 4.
  • Having already had a home visit with Kentucky coach John Calipari, James Young will host some of the biggest names in college coaching next week.

    Michigan State coach Tom Izzo visits Sunday, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim arrives Monday and Kansas coach Bill Self comes Wednesday, Rochester (Mich.) coach John Pleasant told SNY.tv Friday.

    “Kentucky has been the only home visit so far,” Pleasant said. “However, Michigan State, Syracuse and Kansas will all be making their home visits this coming week.

    Despite a report that Kyle Washington has cut his list to four schools, Brewster Academy coach Jason Smith says six schools remain involved for the 6-foot-9 forward.

    N.C. State, Ohio State, Washington, Marquette, Louisville and Iowa State remain in the mix, Smith told SNY.tv Friday morning.

    “Baylor is out,” Smith said. “Marquette is still involved, as well as Louisville.”

    Rondae Jefferson initially planned on announcing his college choice on his birthday in January.

    Instead, the 6-foot-7 wing forward out of Chester (Pa.) High pulled the trigger in September after a home visit with Arizona head coach Sean Miller.

    “Want to thanks everyone for congratulating me on my choice… I feel great and am proud to say that I Am a #ArizonaWildcat,” Jefferson wrote on Facebook.

    Florida and Rutgers also made strong bids for Jefferson, the Rivals No. 5 small forward in the Class of 2013.

    “I think that Arizona made him a priority in the recruiting process,” Team Final coach Rob Brown told SNY.tv.

    ROSELLE, N.J. — If Thursday were just any old day, Tyler Roberson would’ve taken the afternoon off.

    But when Kentucky assistant Orlando Antigua and Kansas assistant Joe Dooley come watch you work out, it’s not any old day.

    So even though he was battling an ankle injury sustained last week, the 6-foot-8 senior forward from Roselle (N.J.) Catholic asked assistant coach Tom Sacks to retrieve his sneakers from his home so he could make the workout.