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Tuesday / May 26.
  • WCC Suspends Basketball Program, Leaving Montero’s Recruitment in Flux

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    Westchester Community College suspended its basketball program on Friday in the wake of the transcript scandal, leaving the recruitment of 6-foot-9 wing Luis Montero in flux.

    The Journal News, which has been all over this story, reported the suspension of the basketball program.

    St. John’s on Wednesday declared that former WCC forward Keith Thomas was academically ineligible, while Quinnipiac is looking into the transcript of former WCC guard Gio McLean.

    Now Montero is caught in the mix, too, although he seemed unaware of the program’s suspension on Friday.

    “We good, man,” he said by text.

    When asked who he planned to play for this season, he replied, “WCC.”

    A big wing who averaged 15.6 points, 5.9 boards, and 3.0 assists in 16 games as a freshman, Montero is being recruited by St. John’s, SMU, USC and Arizona, among others.

    One D-1 assistant who had been involved in the recruitment said schools would still pursue him because of his talent.

    “He will still get recruited,” the coach said. “He’s a big guard with pro potential.”



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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.