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Saturday / September 30.
  • Clifton Moore , the 6-foot-10 Class of 2017 small forward from Hatboro-Horsham (Pa.), committed to Indiana after his official visit this weekend.

    Moore, whose stock exploded this summer at the Elevate Hoops events in Philadelphia and Ardsley, N.Y., also considered Ole Miss, Lafayette, Temple, St. Joe’s and Northwestern.

    Moore has already taken unofficials to St. Joe’s, Drexel and Lafayette, and planned to visit Temple and Northwestern as well.

    Jamir Moultrie, a Class of 2017 point guard out of District Heights (MD) Bishop McNamara, has added a planned official visit to Georgetown for later this month and is targeting a late-October decision.

    The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Moultrie had previously been focusing on Georgia, La Salle and Monmouth and will now take officials to Georgia Oct. 14 and Georgetown Oct. 21 after picking up a Georgetown offer during an unofficial visit this weekend. He also took an official to Monmouth last weekend.

    “Georgetown’s message was basically Coach [John] Thompson [III] was impressed with Jamir’s ability to convert into more of a set-up point guard, get guys involved,” his father Jeran Moultrie said by phone. “He saw him a few times his freshman and sophomore year and at that time he was a big-time scorer but he was always just questioning to see if in addition to getting his own buckets, he could create for others.

    After visiting Syracuse this weekend, Neumann-Goretti (PA) and PSA Cardinals point guard Quade Green will trip to Kentucky on Oct. 14 for Big Blue Madness, a source said.

    As previously reported here, Syracuse and Kentucky have been most aggressive in their recruitment of Green, although Duke and Villanova are among the others involved.

    Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim and assistant Gerry McNamara visited Green last month at Goretti, which also produced former Orange standouts Scoop Jardine and Rick Jackson.

    Green “blew up” this spring and summer, helping the PSA Cardinals reach the finals of the Peach Jam and winning a gold medal with the USA U18 team. He picked up Duke and Kentucky offers in late June.


    Ben Simmons has a broken bone in his right foot and the No. 1 overall pick could miss up to 8 weeks, according to initial reports.

    That would put his return in late November.

    Simmons was injured Friday during the final training camp scrimmage at Stockton University in New Jersey. The Sixers said Simmons rolled an ankle, and X-rays and an MRI revealed a fractured fifth metatarsal bone.

    The Australian forward played at LSU last season. He missed time early during his stay with the Tigers while waiting for an ankle injury to heal, and also left an NBA Summer League contest in July after suffering cramps in both legs.

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