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Tuesday / June 25.
  • Tevin Mack is eyeing a college announcement on Tuesday but won’t say who his three finalists are, he told SNY.tv.

    “Not saying who my finalists are,” Mack told SNY.tv. “I think I’ll have a press conference.”

    Evan Daniels of Scout.com first reported the news.

    The 6-foot-6 2015 wing out of Columbia (S.C.) Dresser visited Texas this past weekend and told SNY.tv then he was also considering Kansas and Georgia among others. He had also listed Clemson, UCLA, West Virginia and North Carolina.

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    Kentucky is back in the mix for Caleb Swanigan, a source confirmed to SNY.tv

    Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com and Jeff Rabjohns of Rivals previously reported it..

    The 6-foot-8 2015 center from Fort Wayne (IN) Homestead High recently decommitted from Michigan State and his recruitment has been very close to the vest since then.

    His father, Roosevelt Barnes, recently told SNY.tv that there was nothing new to report.

    The five-star big man initially considered Cal, Kentucky, Purdue, Arizona, Duke and Chicago State in addition to the Spartans.

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    Lamont West has committed to West Virginia.

    The 6-foot-7 senior from Miller Grove (Ga.) said that a big part in his commitment was his relationship with coaching staff.

    “I really liked the staff,” West told SNY.tv. “My mom liked it, I figured it would be a good fit.”

    West said that his relationship with head coach Bob Huggins is strong, and that played a role in his decision.

    “I just felt like it was where I should be,” West said. “He said if I came to West Virginia I’d have to work hard. He said that I’d be good with the 4 out 1 in, and he showed me film about what they run.”

    Nick Richards added an offer from Syracuse on Wednesday, following offers from Kansas and UCLA.

    “[Assistant coach Adrian Autry] told Nick they saw him play in The EYBL and were impressed with him,” St. Pat’s coach Chris Chavannes told SNY.tv. “They thought his game, size, and length would fit their system very well. He said in 2017 when Nick comes in he would have a great opportunity to contribute right away.”

    Syracuse has done well with New Jersey players in recent years. Their incoming class features guard Malachi Richardson and forward Moustpaha Diagne. In recent years, point guard Tyler Ennis and forward Tyler Roberson have both come from the Garden State.

    The 6-foot-10 2017 big man who runs with Expressions Elite also has interest from North Carolina, Villanova and UConn, among others.

    635671237390078317-USP-NCAA-BASKETBALL-FINAL-FOUR-MICHIGAN-STATE-VS-72105418Defending national champion Duke as well as 2015 Final Four participants Wisconsin and Michigan State are among the teams in this season’s 17th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge from November 30 to December 2.

    ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise all 14 games of the event matching top college basketball programs playing for conference supremacy and the Commissioner’s Cup. All 14 games will also be available via WatchESPN.

    Overall, the Challenge includes:

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