By NICK MEDLINE & ADAM ZAGORIA
With two schools pushing the hardest, Juwan Morgan added another contender.
The four-star Waynesville (MO) power forward set official visits to Vanderbilt (Aug. 28-30), Washington (Sept. 12-14) and Indiana (Sept. 26-28), his Mokan Elite AAU coach, Rodney Perry, told SNY.tv.
After his excellent July, several schools began recruiting Morgan–with some perhaps being too late.
Indiana and Washington became the hardest in pursuit, he told SNY.tv on July 12. You could see why: Morgan showed excellent hands and blocking ability on the circuit.
The 4th Annual “Big Strick Classic” Memorial high school basketball game will be held on Saturday Aug. 9 at the Gauchos Gym at 478 Gerard Ave in The Bronx.
The game is a memorial to the legendary streetball player John “Franchise” Strickland, featuring some of the top high school players from around the country, as the USA team, against the top players from the NYC Tri-state area as the NYC team. The admission to the game is free and open to the public.
There will be free giveaways for the fans who attend the game. This game is sponsored by Left Hand, Right Hand, LLC, Metal Sales, The Rock Basketball, The Profender, Facade Technology, KicksUSA, Bounce, Protege Sneakers and Slam magazine.
Fans in the United States will be able to watch all of the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s U17 World Championship Team’s games live from the FIBA U17 World Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on various ESPN networks.
The U.S. squad’s opening game versus Greece on Aug. 8 will be carried on ESPN3 at 1 p.m. (all times listed are EDT), followed by a clash against Angola on Aug. 9 to be televised on ESPNU and available on WatchESPN at 8:30 a.m., while the USA’s final preliminary round game against Philippines on Aug. 11 can be seen on ESPNU and WatchESPN at 10:45 a.m. Should the U.S. squad advance, ESPNU/WatchESPN or ESPN3 will carry the USA’s round of 16 (Aug. 12, time TBD) quarterfinal (Aug. 14, time TBD) and semifinal (Aug. 15, time TBD) games. The 2014 FIBA Men’s U17 World Championship gold medal game will be carried on ESPN3 on Aug. 16 at 1:00 p.m.
Luis Montero, a 6-foot-8 wing from Westchester
By NICK MEDLINE
Special to ZAGSBLOG
Matthew Moyer capped his dominant July with offers from Florida, Illinois and many more. All were the product of a new mindset.
“I didn’t play with a chip on my shoulder in spring,” Moyer told SNY.tv. “In July, I played with an attitude, tenacity and aggression that needs to be there 24/7.
The 2016 small forward and Columbus (OH) native found that translated to success. He began July at the Reebok Breakout Camp in Philadelphia wanting to “rip people’s heads off.”
Ranked No. 90 in the class of 2016 by Rivals.com, Moyer earned obvious attention from coaches, who could see his skill and athleticism. But with more strong performances, elite coaches kept watching.
Ray Kasongo's recruitment is open again after
Isaiah Briscoe will be sidelined 4-6 weeks with a “slight fracture” in his right foot, his father, George Briscoe, told SNY.tv Wednesday morning.
The 6-foot-3 Roselle (N.J.) Catholic point guard suffered the foot injury during a recent AAU trip to Las Vegas and is in a walking boot.
Briscoe won’t take any college visits for a month or so while he recovers and rests, and also won’t compete in the Under Armour Elite 24 Game set for Aug. 23 in Brooklyn, his father said.
Briscoe had a brilliant summer in which he won a gold medal with the USA U18 team in the FIBA Americas Championship and also led the Playaz Basketball Club to the Peach Jam championship where he earned ZAGSBLOG All-Peach Jam 1st-Team honors.