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Monday / July 15.
  • Tevin Mack will announce his college choice at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, he confirmed to SNY.v.

    The 6-foot-6 2015 wing out of Columbia (S.C.) Dresser will decide between Texas, Georgia and Clemson.

    New Texas coach Shaka Smart had initially secured a commitment from Mack at VCU last November, but he has since re-opened his recruitment.

    He is ranked the No. 9 small forward in the Class of 2015 by 247Sports composite rankings, and is the No. 2 player in South Carolina behind P.J. Dozier, who committed to South Carolina.

    thonmaker-2-634x840Thon Maker is focusing on playing next at an American college, not in an overseas pro league.

    That’s what his guardian, Ed Smith, told SNY.tv on Monday morning.

    “Finishing high school first and then U.S. College,” Smith said by text.

    The 7-foot Maker has said he is “pushing toward” reclassing to 2015 from 2016 and is considering Kentucky, Indiana, Kansas and Arizona State. He could enroll at the semester break at an

    mbb033115St. John’s enjoyed a huge recruiting weekend, and junior college star Bashir Ahmed seemed to enjoy it.

    The 6-foot-6, 205-pound freshman forward from The Bronx visited Sunday along with 2016 forward Kassoum Yakwe of Our Savior New American. Also this weekend, committed players Malik Ellison and Tariq Owens visited the Queens school, as did 2016 Thomas Jefferson guard Shamorie Ponds and 2017 Archbishop Stepinac wing Jordan Tucker.

    “I love the campus, I love the program,” Ahmed told SNY.tv. “The team is like a family. They have a great coaching staff and a good history. Coach [Chris] Mullin is a very cool guy. He’s easy for me to get along with and learn from a legend who knows the game of basketball.

    LaGerald Vick, a 6-foot-5 2016 shooting guard from Memphis (TN) Douglass, committed to Kansas on Sunday night, his AAU coach told SNY.tv.

    The No. 17 shooting guard in 2016 according to 247Sports.com, Vick also considered Kansas State and Kentucky both of which he visited.

    There’s a “good chance” he will reclass to 2015, a source said, giving the Jayhawks immediate help in the backcourt. They currently have two forwards committed for 2015 in Carlton Bragg and Cheick Diallo.

    “The main reason he committed is he just feels like coach Self made him a priority even though this went by quick,” Hurd told Scout.com. “He thinks he can do well his first year and really take off in his second year.”

    derekSeton Hall has landed a commitment from UMass transfer Derrick Gordon, the first openly gay player in Division 1 men’s basketball.

    He will be eligible immediately as a graduate transfer, giving the Pirates some backcourt depth after losing transfers Sterling Gibbs (UConn) and Jaren Sina (George Washington).

    In a text to SNY.tv, Gordon added: “It’s a great situation for me to play to my full potential and to play in one of the best conferences in the country.”

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