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Sunday / May 26.
  • Rutgers officially added Pittsburgh transfer J.J. Moore on Tuesday and he is expected to apply for a hardship waiver to play immediately this coming season, as previously reported by SNY.tv.

    “We are very excited to welcome J.J. into our program,” said Rutgers head coach Eddie Jordan. “He’s an exceptional athlete, who brings experience, an aggressive approach and versatility to the floor. J.J. is also a good teammate and the type of player who will help move our program forward.”

    The 6-foot-6 Moore played in 94 career games for the Panthers under head coach Jamie Dixon. This past season, Moore was Pitt’s scorer off the bench at both the power forward and small forward positions. He averaged 8.0 points and 3.0 rebounds, while competing in all 33 games

    UNION, N.J. — Tyler Ulis recently cut his list to seven schools, and by the end of August he hopes to trim it even further.

    The 5-foot-8 point guard from Chicago Heights (IL) Marian Catholic currently lists Michigan State, Iowa, Florida State, USC, Purdue, DePaul and Northwestern.

    “I cut my list to that seven but me and my dad are going to try and sit down here soon and cut it down,” Ulis told SNY.tv last week at the Nike Skills Academy at Kean University.

    UNION, N.J. — At 6 feet, 6 1/2 inches, Kameron Chatman is not your averaged sized point guard.

    In fact, he’s not really a point guard at all but he played one at the recent Nike Point Guard Skills Academy at Kean University.

    He’s actually listed as a small forward by the major recruiting services.

    “Freshman year I played point guard at my school,” Chatman said, referring to his time at Portland (Ore.) Jefferson, the school that produced NBA players Terrence Jones and Terrence Ross. “I’m not really a point guard. I’m a guy who likes to play off my teammates. I’m an unselfish guy. Whatever the coach wants me to do I could do.”

    Duke freshman Jabari Parker excelled at the Kevin Durant Skills Academy last week in Washington, D.C.

    “He has a great understanding of how to play,” one veteran NBA scout in attendance told SNY.tv. “He has great offensive intelligence and had a very good three days at Kevin Durant’s camp.”

    The 6-foot-8 Parker is the crown jewel of Duke’s recruiting class and is projected as a top-five pick in the loaded 2014 NBA Draft.

    “Jabari’s draft stock is very high,” the scout said. “He’s very well thought of. A lot of it will be decided by his play at Duke.”

    Not surprisingly, Marcus Camby is not happy with being traded back to Toronto in the Andrea Bargnani deal.

    The deal reportedly won’t become official until July 10.

    “It’s unfortunate that I wasn’t given a meaningful opportunity to contribute last season in New York,” he said in a statement to ESPNNewYork.com. “I was really looking forward to the upcoming year as a chance to show the organization what they missed out on last year, and pushing our team towards the Finals.

    Kyle Wiltjer is still weighing his options and won’t decide until after the World University Games end July 16, according to a report in the Portland Tribune.

    The 6-foot-10, 240-pound Wiltjer could opt to remain at Kentucky and play; stay and redshirt; or to transfer, with Gonzaga being a likely landing spot, as we reported here.

    “The biggest time in Kyle’s career lies in the 14 to 16 months ahead,” his father, Greg, told the paper. “I’d 100 percent like him to devote the next year to working on his body, but it’s his decision. He feels vested in Kentucky. It has been his life the last two years. And Kyle is a very competitive kid. He is always trying to prove people wrong.”

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