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Tuesday / June 18.
  • Briscoe, Diallo, Sampson Headline St. John’s Midnight Madness

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    Briscoe SJUIsaiah Briscoe, Cheick Diallo and Brandon Sampson highlighted St. John’s Red Storm Season Tip-Off on Friday night.

    Fans chanted “Come Here Briscoe,” according to HardwoodInsiders.com, which took this picture of Sampson and Briscoe, who is wearing a St. John’s baseball cap.

    St. John’s coach Steve Lavin took three assistants to watch the 6-foot-3 Briscoe work out at Roselle Catholic on Thursday in his first workout since having the boot on his foot removed.

    St. John’s may turn out to be the last visit for Briscoe, who has also tripped to Kentucky, UConn, Seton Hall and Missouri.

    “Lavin and the St. John’s family has been at Isaiah’s games, at the home, they’ve been at this thing for a couple of years now,” George Briscoe recently told SNY.tv.

    “St. John’s has been great to Isaiah and they’ve been recruiting my son off their ass.”

    The 6-9 Diallo also took his final visit to St. John’s and is also considering Kansas, Kentucky, Iowa State and Pittsburgh, while the 6-4 Sampson visits USC next week. He’s also considering home-state LSU, Cal, UCLA and Texas A&M.

    St. John’s also had a number of younger prospects on campus, including Kassoum Yakwe, Nick Richards, Isaiah Washington, Sid Wilson and David Beatty.

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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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