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Tuesday / June 18.
  • Kentucky-Bound Towns and St. Joe’s Seeded No. 1 in New Jersey TOC

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    Karl Towns Jr.By JOHN PAVIA

    Special to ZAGSBLOG

    Kentucky signee Karl-Anthony Towns and St. Joe’s-Metuchen were seeded No. 1 in the New Jersey Tournament of Champions, which begins Tuesday at the Pine Belt Arena in Toms River, N.J.

    Following St. Joe’s are No. 2 Newark East Side, No. 3 Roselle Catholic, No. 4 Linden, No. 5 Pitman and No. 6 Newark Tech.

    Roselle Catholic beat Towns and St. Joe’s in last year’s final.

    St. Joe’s and Newark East Side will receive byes for the quarterfinal round while Roselle Catholic will play Newark Tech and Linden, which features Cincinnati pledge Quadri Moore, will play Pitman.

    The first game will be Linden-Pitman at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday with Roselle Catholic-Newark Tech immediately following it.

    The semifinals take place on Thursday at Monmouth University, with the championship game set for March 24 at Sun National Bank Arena in Trenton.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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