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Thursday / October 28.
  • A Myles Turner/Emmanuel Mudiay package to SMU remains possible, but not necessarily likely.

    After the 6-foot-5 Mudiay committed to SMU Saturday night at the Elite 24 game, the 6-11 Turner opted to reconsider the Texas school, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com.

    The two Texas players previously visited SMU together unofficially, but Turner then trimmed his list to eight schools — Arizona, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Ohio State, Oklahoma State and Texas.

    NEW YORK — One year ago, Andy Roddick announced his retirement at the U.S. Open and rode off into the sunset.

    Now fellow American James Blake is following suit.

    Blake, a 33-year-old Yonkers, N.Y., native, made the announcement in the same interview room at the Open where Roddick shocked reporters and fans a year ago.

    “This is my last tournament,” said Blake, who will face Ivo Karlovic in the first round. “I don’t want to be dragged out of this game. I want to leave on my own terms.

    2013 Elite 24NEW YORK — Package deals in college basketball seem all the rage these days.

    The latest high-profile pair to talk about it are Stanley Johnson and Justise Winslow, who told SNY.tv at the Elite 24 game they are actively talking about attending the same college.

    “A lot, a lot,” Johnson said after winning co-MVP honors as Team Bed Stuy lost to Team Coney Island, 114-109, Saturday night in Brooklyn.

    “We got a couple of similar schools on our lists and I think together we can do something real special in college. Me and him think similiarly so me and him are really  talking about it, trying to get a decision done.

    “It’s all about how the college feels about it. We want to do it, we’re committed to each other. As long as the college is OK with it and they’re seeing it the way we’re seeing it, then we can make it happen. But if it doesn’t happen that way, then we’re not going to do it.”