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Thursday / November 21.
  • Jabari Bird will announce his college choice Wednesday and, according to various online reports, is expected to pick Cal.

    The 6-foot-6 Salesian High star visited Cal over Labor Day weekend and then cancelled his remaining visits to Pac-12 schools Washington, Oregon and Colorado.

    “Pretty much everybody has a general idea where I’m going,” Bird told the Mercury News Tuesday night. “They’d probably be right.”

    By ALEX SCHIFFER

    Special to ZAGSBLOG

    Karl Towns has barely been back at St. Joseph-Metuchen High School for a day, and yet the 6-foot-11 sophomore has already got the whole school talking about his latest news.

    Towns was offered a scholarship to Kentucky just days after being offered by Billy Donovan and his Florida staff.

    Towns already has a close connection to Kentucky since he was coached by John Calipari and part of his staff this past summer when he played on the Dominican Republic National Team.

    **Tyus Jones’s father, Robert, wanted to clarify that his son has not made any decisions about where he will visit for Midnight Madness. What follows is an updated version of my story from Tuesday:

    Tyus Jones, the No. 1 point guard in the Class of 2014 out of Apple Valley (Minn.), is considering taking several unofficial visits in October, but no dates are yet set, his father told SNY.tv.

    “There has been no decision as far as where he would like to go as far as Midnight Madness,” Robert told SNY.tv Wednesday by phone.

    Jones is interested in visiting Duke, but nothing is set on that front.

    “I know Tyus is intersted in going to the Midnight Madness at Cameron,” his father said.

    And a North Carolina visit could also be a part of that trip, if Jones is in the state.

    After a summer full of rumors and speculation about his future, Chris McCullough’s plans are now set.

    The 6-foot-10 New York junior forward will spend his next two seasons at prep powerhouse Brewster (N.H.) Academy.

    “I just felt like Brewster is a good program for me and I think [head coach] Jason [Smith] does a good job coaching,” McCullough, who leaves for school on Friday, told SNY.tv.