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Tuesday / July 7.
  • By JACK LeGWIN

    Special to ZAGSBLOG

    Malik Beasley made a serious splash this past weekend at the Nike EYBL stop in Sacramento, picking up nine scholarship offers in three days.

    The 6-foot-3 junior guard from St. Francis (Ga.) picked up offers from St. John’s, Tennessee, Auburn, Texas Tech, Georgia Tech, Ole’ Miss, Seton Hall, Florida State and SMU.

    “My weekend was fantastic,” Beasley told SNY.tv. “I had a great weekend scoring the ball, and being a leader, so I feel like I had a good weekend.”

    Micah 2By JOHN PAVIA

    Special to ZAGSBLOG

    Prime Prep Academy combo guard Micah Seaborn committed to Monmouth University on Tuesday to give coach King Rice his third commit for the 2014 class.

    “After talking to Coach King Rice, they want me to come in and try to impact the program in my first year,” Seaborn told SNY.tv. “That played a big part in me going there. I had a long conversation with coach King. I got to know him really well as a person and I got very close with him. I really close with him and coach [Derrick] Phelps and they’re close to my family. Everybody thought it was a great situation and it feels like a family there.”

    “I can bring scoring and a winning mentality to the team,” he said on what he can specifically contribute to the Hawks next year. “Coach King is going to let me play and play my game. I just want to come in and help as much as I can and help the team win as much as we can.”

    Brandon Sampson, a 6-foot-4, 175-pound 2015 shooting guard from Baton Rouge (La.) Madison, will take an official visit to St. John’s sometime in the coming weeks and considers them among the schools working the hardest for his services.

    “I’m supposed to visit St. John’s in a couple of weeks,” Sampson told SNY.tv by phone Tuesday.

    Jeff Jones, Sampson’s high school coach, said Johnnies assistant Jim Whitesell had watched Sampson this past weekend at an AAU event in Kansas.

    “He loves him,” Jones said. “Brandon played well. I know the game [Whitesell] was at, he scored 28. Lavin texted me and said he heard he played well.”

    SilverNEW YORK — In a bold and decisive move that opens his tenure, new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has banned Donald Sterling for life from any association with the Clippers or the NBA, he announced today at a press conference in Manhattan.

    “Effective immediately, I am banning Mr. Sterling for life from any association with the Clippers organization or the NBA,” Silver told a packed house of media at the Hilton Midtown.

    Silver has also fined Sterling $2.5 million, the maximum amount allowed under the NBA Constitution. The fine money will be donated to organizations dedicated to anti-discrimination and tolerance efforts that will be jointly selected by the NBA and the Players Association.

    As part of the lifetime ban, Sterling may not attend any NBA games or practices, be present at any Clippers office or facility, or participate in any business or player personnel decisions involving the team. He will also be barred from attending NBA Board of Governors meetings and participating in any other league activity.

    By JOHN PAVIA

    Special to ZAGSBLOG

     

    Photo via 247sports.com

    Photo via 247sports.com

    Triple A Academy point guard King McClure announced his decision to attend Baylor University on Tuesday morning to play for coach Scott Drew. McClure is considered one of the top point guard prospects for the Class of 2015.

    The 6-foot-3 McClure also had major interest from schools such as Kansas, Arkansas, UCLA, SMU and several others, according to SportsDay High School of the Dallas Morning News.

    McClure is the first high-major commitment for Baylor’s 2015 recruiting class so far.

    Chase JeterChase Jeter has been cleared to play this weekend at the Adidas Nations event in Miami, and he’s targeting a college decision this summer.

    “Got cleared to play this morning, thank God I was only out for 2 weeks wheels up to Miami pretty soon for Adidas nations,” Jeter Tweeted.

    Jeter had been out with a bruised knee that caused him to miss playing with Dream Vision during the recent live period.

    Meantime, he’s planning on announcing his college choice this summer.