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Tuesday / June 25.
  • NEW YORK — Adonis Delarosa knows he will announce his college choice April 18, but he says he remains wide open a little more than a month out from his announcement.

    “At this point I’m really open to everyone…I’m still up in the air with all these. It’s a very hard decision and I’m just waiting to make the right one,” Delarosa told SNY.tv after going for 10 points and 15 rebounds as Christ the King beat Bishop Loughlin, 72-61, to win the New York Catholic Class AA title.

    NEW YORK — Rawle Alkins guaranteed a win in the city championship game.

    And then he delivered on his promise.

    With head Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin and St. John’s coach Steve Lavin among those on hand, the 6-foot 4 sophomore went off for 24 points, 4 rebounds and 4 blocks as Christ the King defended its CHSAA Class AA title with a 72-61 victory over arch-rival Bishop Loughlin at Fordham’s Rose Hill Gym.

    FrascoBuffalo coach Bobby Hurley continued to add to his impressive 2014 recruiting class when he landed a verbal pledge Sunday from 6-foot-4 Bobby Frasco out of Prospect High in suburban Chicago.

    A three-year varsity player who averaged 18.3 points and 7.1 rebounds this season while shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc, Frasco also had offers from Boston University, Central Michigan, Ohio, La Salle and Chicago State.

    “Coach Hurley, Coach [Nate] Oats and the whole coaching staff made me feel at home,” Frasco said of his weekend unofficial to Buffalo. “In their first year, winning the MAC East is a great accomplishment and that’s what sealed the deal.

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    By JOHN PAVIA

    Special to ZAGSBLOG

    TRENTON, N.J. — With the basketball season coming down to a win-or-go-home scenario, Isaiah Briscoe propelled Roselle Catholic over Trenton Catholic in the semifinals of the New Jersey Non-Public South B bracket of the state tournament, 70-50.

    With Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan on hand, Briscoe finished with 17 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in a very well-rounded performance.

    NCAA Basketball: St. John's at LouisvilleBy JOSH NEWMAN
    Special to ZAGSBLOG

    The bracket for the 10-team Big East Tournament is finalized and when No. 5 seed St. John’s walks on to its home floor at Madison Square Garden on Thursday afternoon for its quarterfinal, it will do so while on the NCAA Tournament bubble.

    Picked to finish fifth in the Big East in the preseason, the Red Storm did just that and will square off against No. 4 seed Providence on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Both sides have little room for error in their quest to get to the NCAA Tournament. The loser may have to start thinking about the NIT, while the winner would either be in good standing or should be one more win away from going dancing.

    Dusan Ristic

    Dusan Ristic, a 7-foot, 240-pound center originally from Novi Sad, Serbia, committed to Arizona as expected on Saturday.

    Ristic, out of Sunrise Christian (KS), visited Arizona this past weekend and head coach Kyle Lindsted previously told SNY.tv, ”He’s Arizona’s to lose.”

    Ristic is the fifth 2014 commit for head coach Sean Miller, joining point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright, JUCO shooting guard Kadeem Allen, small forward Stanley Johnson and power forward Craig Victor.

    Lindsted said Ristic came to the U.S. from Serbia to play with countryman Vasilije Pusica, a 6-4 combo guard from Belgrade, who is Ristic’s close friend.

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