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Asante Gist is transferring from Roselle (N.J.) Catholic, sources told SNY.tv.
The 5-foot-11 2016 point guard is headed to Marist High School, although he had yet to withdraw from RC as of Tuesday night, sources said.
Gist did not immediately respond to a text message seeking comment.
RC head coach Dave Boff had no comment.
Gist played on two state championship teams and is averaging 24+ minutes per game on a team that features Kentucky-bound guard Isaiah Briscoe, South Carolina-bound forward Chris Silva and Monmouth-bound forward Pierre Sarr.
Senior Taahir Pretlow is expected to start in Gist’s place.
RC is considered the favorite to win the New Jersey Tournament of Champions. They had lost two straight, including a 69-45 loss Saturday to DeMatha (Md.) Catholic at the HoopHall Classic in Springfield, Mass., before winning on Monday and Tuesday.
RC is now ranked No. 40 by USA Today after peaking at No. 2 before losses to Linden and DeMatha.
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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.