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Friday / July 19.
  • ARDSLEY, N.Y. — The Isaiah Briscoe Era at Roselle Catholic is over, but that doesn’t mean the cupboard is bare.

    Coach Dave Boff’s team will be loaded with high-major Division 1 players even after the 6-foot-3 Briscoe takes his talents to Kentucky this summer.

    With 6-foot-9, 215-pound 2018 big man Naz Reid and 6-7, 188-pound 2018 wing Louis King, Roselle Catholic will keep the big-time coaches flowing through its school for several more years.

    Both players also team up with the Sports U AAU program, which went 4-0 this weekend at the Under Armour Association stop here. The team also includes fellow Roselle Catholic teammate Matt Bullock, a 6-4 2016 guard, Ganlandou Cisse, a 6-8 2016 forward and Peace Ilegomah, a 6-10 2016 forward, as well as 2016 St. Joe’s-Metuchen point guard Breein Tyree, 2017 St. Benedict’s Prep point guard Nathaniel Pierre-Louis and 2018 Hudson Catholic guard Jahvon Quinerly.

    "ARDSLEY, NY - May 23: Under Armour Association session three at the House of Sports in Ardsley New York. (Photo by Kelly Kline/Under Armour)"

    ARDSLEY, NY – Hamidou Diallo likes UConn but remains open in his recruitment. (Photo by Kelly Kline/Under Armour)

    ARDSLEY, N.Y. — Hamidou Diallo admits he is considering playing for UConn when it comes time to go to college, especially after his teammate Mamadou Diarra committed to the Huskies last week.

    “It’s something I’ve been thinking about but it’s not really a big impact,” the 6-foot-5 2017 shooting guard told this weekend at the Under Armour Association stop. “That’s like my brother.”

    Asked if the 6-8 Diarra’s commitment to UConn would impact him, Diallo said, “Not necessarily, a little bit, but not necessarily.”

    Diallo still has two years left at Putnam Science (Conn.) Academy and with the NY Jayhawks, and has plenty of college options.

    4_2971242By MATT JESSEN-HOWARD

    MINNEAPOLIS – An EYBL veteran, BABC’s Bruce Brown has put on quite the show this spring. The 2016 guard out of Vermont Academy has averaged 16.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.7 steals through three sessions.

    “I’ve been playing well,” Brown told “I’ve been scoring a lot and getting assists and rebounding, so just showing my all-around game.”

    The 6-foot-3 scorer gets a lot of touches for BABC. At the next level, he’s also hoping to be the focal point of his team.

    “With my recruitment, I’ll just be looking at the way programs play, if their guards score, and if the coach is not too crazy,” he said. “I’m looking for coaches who are able to put the ball in my hands, that’s what I’m looking for in my recruitment.”

    Kansas-bound shooting guard LaGerald Vick is expected to decide this week whether he will reclass to 2015 or remain in the Class of 2016.

    “A final decision could be made mid- or late this week,” his AAU coach Norton Hurd told

    The 6-foot-5 2016 shooting guard from Memphis (TN) Douglass played very well this weekend at the Under Armour Association stop in Ardsley, N.Y.

    On Friday night, he went for 25 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Supreme Court.


    SUWANNEE, Ga.- A common phrase heard thus far at the Nike Memorial Day Classic has been, “Marvin Bagley, he’s a pro.” It’s hard to argue.

    At 6-foot-10, Bagley is a player who most consider the best rising sophomore in the nation, and he has put on a show playing up an age group for the Nike EYBL team We All Can Go 16U from Tennessee. Bagley said that there has always only been one goal for him, no matter the hype.

    “Just to get better,” Bagley told “Get better at every aspect of the game. I want to improve my weaknesses, and make them stronger for next year. Playing against guys that are older than me and stronger than me, banging against these guys inside and posting them up is helping me, it can only help me in the long run.”

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