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Sunday / April 21.
  • Beginning Monday, Quade Green will be at the City of Palms Classic in Florida.

    That same event also happens to feature Class of 2017 Kentucky targets Hamidou Diallo, Mohamed Bamba and Kevin Knox.

    Don’t be surprised if Green tries to play Pied Piper by getting in their collective ear about joining him at Kentucky next season.

    “That’s what I think drew Kentucky to him,” Neumann-Goretti coach Carl Arrigale said Thursday on The 4 Quarters Podcast one day after Green dropped 37 points, including 24 after intermission, as his team beat Philadelphia rival Imhotep Charter, 87-73. “I think when they were going around recruiting these other kids, everybody wants to play with him. Everybody loves his mentality and the way he plays.

    Jahvon Quinerly and Luther Muhammad, the two Class of 2018 guards from New Jersey power Hudson Catholic, were at Madison Square Garden on Monday when Seton Hall took down previously unbeaten South Carolina in a thriller.

    The very next day, fresh off their victory, Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard and associate head coach Shaheen Holloway were in the gym at Hudson Catholic scouting Quinerly, Muhammad and their classmate, small forward Louis King.

    “They’ve done a terrific job, they’ve been extremely visible,” Hudson Catholic coach Nick Mariniello said of the Seton Hall staff. “And they’re making guys in our program a priority.”

    Willard and Holloway will be at the City of Palms Classic in Florida this weekend for the Hudson Catholic guys, as well as IMG Academy (FL) point guard Trevon Duval, who is down to Duke, Kansas, Arizona, Baylor and Seton Hall.

    Jake Klores, the 6-foot point guard from Riverdale (NY) Country School, announced his commitment to Columbia on Wednesday.

    “Academics have always been really important to my family and me, and obviously Columbia offers some of the best in the world,” said Klores on his commitment. “At the end of the day, my family just wanted me to go wherever I felt the most comfortable, and Coach Jim Engles and Coach Jared Czech really made me it an easy decision for me.”

    Klores, who ran with the NY Rens on the Nike EYBL circuit last summer, joins Jaron Faulds, Myles Hanson, Randy Brumant and Gabe Stefanini as the fifth commit in Columbia’s 2017 class.

    Jordan Tucker, the 6-foot-7 wing from Marietta (GA) Wheeler, attended No. 1 Villanova’s 78-57 victory over Temple on Tuesday at The Pavilion.

    Tucker, who ran with the NY Rens on the Nike EYBL circuit last summer, also took an official visit to Indiana on Nov. 30 for the North Carolina game and is focusing on those two schools.

    “I was planning on committing after those two visits,” he said earlier this month. “Not right away but soon. I’m trying to but my goal is to commit in January [or] February the latest.”

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