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Wednesday / May 22.
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    METUCHEN, N.J. — With the 2015 NBA Draft just under two months away, Karl-Anthony Towns, while incredibly anxious to begin a career at the next level, was in no rush Sunday morning as he returned home to greet fans and sign autographs at his alma mater, St. Joe’s-Metuchen.

    “It’s been awesome, I’ve been able to meet a lot of fans in Kentucky and meet a lot of people who haven’t been able to come to the games,” Towns said about the autograph tour. “That’s the biggest thing, everyone should have a chance to meet their favorite players.”

    Towns, a 7-footer with a world of potential on the hardwood, spoke with several members of the media before his autograph session and described how he remained as cool-headed and humble as ever during the pre-draft process, which he described as “hectic.” 

    GibbsT.J. Gibbs enjoyed his weekend visit to Notre Dame so much he decided to attend school there.

    “I committed [Sunday morning],” he told “I really just fell in love with the campus and I really felt comfortable with the team and the coaches. It really felt like home, I thought that was a great place for me to be.”

    The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Gibbs said he also considered Oklahoma, Providence, Georgetown and Boston College.

    Gibbs, the No. 7 point guard in the Class of 2016 according to, is the brother of former Pittsburgh standout Ashton Gibbs and transferring Seton Hall guard Sterling Gibbs and possesses the same smooth jumper that has made his brothers stars at the college level.

    Asked if he would try to persuade his older brother Sterling to follow him to Notre Dame, even though they wouldn’t play together, T.J. said, “We’ll see. I haven’t really talked to him too much about what he’s doing.”

    Carey, Michael_0Wagner coach Bashir Mason picked up two key players on Sunday who could end up starting for the Seahawks.

    Brandon Rosser, a 6-foot-8, 215-pound forward from Central Arizona College, and Michael Carey (pictured), a 6-5 guard from San Jacinto (TX) College, both committed to Wagner.

    Rosser, who averaged 17.2 points and 6.2 rebounds in 30 games last season, also considered North Carolina Central and Toledo.

    DZVNXVYHNJKDEBQ.20140923030345Former Washington point guard Nigel Williams-Goss is staying in state for his next school.

    The 6-foot-3 guard will transfer to the Zags, he confirmed to

    He must sit the 2015-16 season and will have two years of eligibility remaining.

    “I feel that their track record of winning at a high level, developing players during their redshirt year and their up-tempo offense that includes a ton of ball screens is an overall good fit for me,” he said.

    4_3127772By MATT JESSEN-HOWARD

    The few four-star prospects still uncommitted are in high demand.

    That’s the case for Morgan Park (IL) point guard Marcus LoVett, who competed with the Las Vegas Prospects at Adidas Gauntlet in Indianapolis last weekend.

    “It’s nice to get out and play and just take a break from other things,” Lovett told in an exclusive interview. “I’m just out here so I can continue to play the game that I love and get better at it. I’m not here to pick up interest from new schools.”

    Dozens of interested coaches were watching, however.

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