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Thursday / April 18.
  • Louisville’s Pitino Visits Tyus Battle on First Day of Fall Recruiting

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    Tyus Battle USA hoopsOn the first day of the fall recruiting period, Louisville coach Rick Pitino spent about two hours on the campus of Gladstone (N.J.) Gill St. Bernard’s while recruiting 2016 combo guard Tyus Battle.

    “Tyus is a top priority for them,” Gill coach Mergin Sina told SNY.tv after the visit. “He thinks Tyus can play multiple positions in his system and he loves Tyus’s length and athleticism.”

    The 6-foot-5 Battle visited Louisville this past summer unofficially during a trip in which he picked up offers from both Louisville and Kentucky.

    “Louisville’s a really, really great place,” Tyus told SNY.tv in June. “I’m really happy about that, too. Coach Pitino’s a really good guy. The facilities are amazing at both places.”

    Villanova and Virginia are due in to see Battle Thursday, while Kentucky’s John Calipari is expected Friday.

    Battle won a gold medal in August with the USA U17 team at the FIBA World Championships in Dubai, and also led Team Scan to the semifinals of the Peach Jam in July.

    He has visits slated for Duke and Kentucky in October.

    Photo: USA Basketball

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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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