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Saturday / December 4.
  • Ennis RaptorsCanadian point guard Tyler Ennis is projected to go before the No. 20 pick in the June 26 NBA Draft, but the Toronto Raptors — who pick at No. 20 — will work him out on Thursday.

    The Raptors announced the news on their Website.

    The 6-foot-2 former Syracuse point guard is projected to go to the Chicago Bulls at No. 16 by both DraftExpress.com and Chad Ford of ESPN.com.

    The Raptors also have the 37th and 59th picks in the second round. 

    NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Michigan vs LouisvilleChane Behanan, the former Louisville forward, had his marijuana citation in Louisville dismissed on Tuesday and won’t have the incident on his record.

    The news was reported by the Louisville Courier-Journal and confirmed by Behanan’s agent, Mike Naiditch.

    “It was a humbling experience,” Behanan told the Courier-Journal.

    The 6-foot-6 Behanan is due to work out Thursday for the Minnesota Timberwolves and on Saturday for the Philadelphia 76ers. He is also slated to work out for the Houston Rockets June 11 and the Dallas Mavericks June 12.

    Thon MakerThon Maker of the Carlisle School (Va.), the consensus No. 1 player in the Class of 2016, is considering reclassifying to 2015, his legal guardian, Ed Smith, confirmed Sunday to SNY.tv.

    The news was previously reported by Evan Daniels of Scout.com.

    Maker holds offers from Duke, Louisville, Kansas and Memphis, among others, with interest from Kentucky.

    “I will monitor Thon’s progress academically and physically,” Smith told SNY.tv. “Thon would also like to become more involved with the Australian Junior and Senior National program under coach [Andrej] Lemanis. Playing in the U19 World Championships is something that is important to Thon.


    briscoeBy MATT GRAVETT

    Special to ZAGSBLOG

    MINNEAPOLIS — Through three and a half sessions of the Nike EYBL circuit, the Playaz Basketball Club has asserted itself as one of the best teams on the circuit, largely because of 5-star guard Isaiah Briscoe’s play.

    Briscoe is averaging 18.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.6 steals.

    He likes the free-flowing nature of EYBL games, and is looking for a similar style in college.

    “I just want to go where I can play my game and be myself — free-flowing, open-court, and uptempo,” he told SNY.tv.

    By MATT GRAVETT

    Special to ZAGSBLOG

    MINNEAPOLIS — Plenty of high school basketball players say they will become package deals to college.

    But very few actually make it happen.

    Malik Newman says he and five-star center Diamond Stone will end up making it a reality.

    “It’s 100 percent,” the 6-foot-3 Newman told SNY.tv exclusively Saturday at the NIKE EYBL session here. “Hopefully, everything works out, but right now everything is going good. That’s the plan — we don’t plan on changing.

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    By JACK LeGWIN

    Special to ZAGSBLOG

    SUWANEE, Ga.P.J. Dozier is back and better than ever.

    The 6-foot-5 point guard from Spring Valley (S.C.) has returned from surgery on his meniscus and is leading an Upward Stars team that has stormed through their first two games at the Nike Memorial Classic.

    “So far, so good,” Dozier told SNY.tv. “All of the doctors say that you come back way more explosive than you were before, I definitely feel like that’s true. My goal is just to stay healthy.”