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Monday / May 27.
  • JordanFormer college standouts Rysheed Jordan of St. John’s and David Laury of Iona were both chosen by the Delaware 87ers in Saturday’s NBA D-League Draft.

    The 87ers are the affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers.

    The Sevens, as they are known, took Jordan with the No. 5 pick and Laury at No. 8 .

    Former St. John’s guard Jamal Branch was chosen No. 41 by the LA Defenders.

    Jordan is one of two players who was in the 2015 NBA D-League Draft eligible for the 2016 NBA Draft.

    In June, St. Johns’ announced Jordan has decided to pursue professional basketball opportunities and would not return to the University for the 2015-16 campaign, which would have been his junior season. The 6-foot-4 guard played two seasons for the Red Storm where he averaged 12 points and three assists in 60 career appearances.


    NEW YORK –– Former Christ the King star Rawle Alkins spent his Halloween back in Queens on Saturday, where the five-star guard watched a St. John’s intersquad scrimmage from the front row.

    Even though the 2016 product will be lacing up his shoes for Raleigh (N.C.) Word of God Academy, the Brooklyn native said St. John’s is still very much in the mix for his services, even as North Carolina and N.C. State have stepped up their efforts to land him

    “Yeah, of course,” Alkins said, when asked if first-year head coach Chris Mullin and the Red Storm still have a fighting chance. “They’re in my top eight.”

    Screen Shot 2015-10-30 at 10.35.45 PMBy JACK LeGWIN

    DURHAM, N.C.- The Cameron Crazies did their best on Friday night to convince Harry Giles to be the next great Blue Devil.

    With Emmitt Smith, Quinn Cook, Nolan Smith, and many others in the crowd to watch the Blue Devils in their exhibition opener against Florida Southern, the Crazies Chanted “Harry Giles, come to Duke,” as well as “Harry Giles, sit with us,” to which, he eventually did. 

    Road TripWith the NCAA Early Signing Period approaching Nov. 11-18, many top recruits will hit the road for visits this weekend.

    Here’s a rundown that will be updated over the weekend. For more detail on any player, click the embedded link near their name:

    **Oak Hill Academy (VA) big man Harry Giles visits Duke for his last official visit and should be warmly greeted there.

    The 6-foot-10 Giles is the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2016 and the projected No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. He’s considering Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and Wake Forest, with Duke the overwhelming favorite. He is expected to announce during the early signing period, although it’s possible the Nov. 14 date could change.

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