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Thursday / November 30.
  • Former Kentucky big men Karl-Anthony Towns and Willie Cauley-Stein impressed DraftExpress’s Jonathan Givony during a workout Monday in Los Angeles that didn’t come in front of NBA teams.

    Towns, projected as the No. 1 pick to Minnesota by DraftExpress.com, also impressed former UCLA star Don MacLean, who is running the workouts.

    “I’ve been doing this for 11 or 12 years pre-draft,” MacLean, the leading scorer in Pac-12 and UCLA history, previously told SNY.tv. “Because I had a lot of top 10 picks and a lot of really good players, I’m not really impressed or blown away. I had Towns all last week and I was blown away. Blown away.

    Kuran IversonRhode Island just got better.

    The Rams learned that former Memphis sophomore forward Kuran Iverson has won his NCAA waiver and will be immediately eligible in the 2015-16 season, a source told SNY.tv.

    The 6-foot-9 Iverson has been practicing with the Rams since mid-year when he transferred.

    “Kuran is a talented, versatile, athletic player that fits our program’s style of play,” said head coach Dan Hurley when Iverson transferred. “We are excited about his desire to be a part of our hard-working culture at Rhode Island and get his career back on track as a high-level, top-rated recruit coming out of high school.”

    UnknownTommie Patterson is the new boys basketball coach at Paterson (N.J.) Kennedy High School and will replace longtime coach Jim Ring.

    “I’m happy to be the next Kennedy coach,” Patterson, who played at JFK from 1984-88, told SNY.tv by phone.

    This is Patterson’s fifth coaching gig at a Passaic County high school, following 16 years worth of stints at Paterson Catholic, Paterson Eastside, Clifton and Paterson Charter, where he coached the past three years, two when the program had a varsity team.

    “I will try to do the same things I did everywhere else,” he said. “Try to motivate the kids to go to college, win some basketball games and encourage the kids to give back to the community.”

    4_2916712After obtaining his release from Florida, Noah Dickerson is down to California and Washington and he will visit both this week.

    “Those are the only two, he is going to both this week,” Chris Richards of the Georgia Stars told SNY.tv.

    “[I’m looking] for a school that plays inside-out, where the post players basically run the team,” the 6-foot-8 Dickerson recently told SNY.tv. “They go inside and they let the post players make the plays.”

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