Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
A number of coaches flocked to see 2014 Bishop Loughlin star Khadeen Carrington Friday night.
The 6-foot-3 shooting guard went off for 31 points but his team lost a nail-biter to Christ the King, 73-72.
St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin and two assistants, Rico Hines and Tony Chiles, were both in attendance, as were UConn assistant Glen Miller, SMU assistant Ulric Maligi and Florida State assistant Dennis Gates.
That triggered a report from Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports, which, in turn, triggered an investigation by UCLA Compliance.
“The UCLA Athletics Compliance Office has confirmed that men’s basketball players Shabazz Muhammad and Kyle Anderson received items in question as gifts from their respective families and the matter is closed,” the statement read.
NEW YORK — When Josh Brown first arrived at St. Anthony High School three years ago, he had never played point guard.
“He didn’t play the position until the end of sophomore year,” Hall of Fame St. Anthony coach Bob Hurley told SNY.tv.
“We said to the AAU guys, ‘Try to start playing him at that position. We think ultimately that’s going to be where he’s going to play in college.'”
Three years later, the Temple-bound Brown is the latest in a long line of Hurley-coached point guards to enjoy success and earn a Division 1 scholarship.
After posting 14 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and four turnovers to lead St. Anthony to their 80th consecutive victory, 43-28 over Brooklyn Boys & Girls in the SNY Invitational at City College, Brown remains unbeaten in a Friars uniform. So does his teammate, Oregon-State bound senior guard Hallice Cooke, who added 12 points in the win.
The Knicks could get their starting point guard back Saturday against Philadelphia.
If he is cleared by doctors after shootaround Saturday at Temple University, Raymond Felton will start tomorrow night against the Sixers.
Felton, averaging 15.8 points and 6.3 assists, has been out since late December with a fractured right pinkie.
“It takes some slack off of Jason Kidd, gives him some rest and we pretty much get back to how we started the season,” Carmelo Anthony, who has been forced to handle some point guard duties in Felton’s absence, told reporters Friday in Philly, according to KnicksNow.com.