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Thursday / November 14.
  • NEW YORK — After earning MVP honors in the McDonald’s All-American Game and helping the U.S. to victory in the Nike Hoop Summit, Michael Porter Jr. will miss the Jordan Brand Classic on Friday in Brooklyn with a sore back, he told ZAGSBLOG.

    The 6-foot-10 Porter Jr. sat out both Wednesday and Thursday’s practices here in New York. He put some shots up during breaks on Thursday at Terminal 23 and also chatted with former NBA great Ray Allen.

    “It got tight over the Hoop Summit,” the 6-foot-10 Porter Jr. told me Wednesday after practice. “I was thinking about not playing in that game but I had to represent the country, you know. But out here, I’m just trying to get it feeling better. It just tightened up over at the Hoop Summit.”

    NEW YORK — Having secured his release from Georgetown, Tremont Waters says he and his father have heard from several schools.

    The 5-foot-11 Waters said he’s seen fans on Twitter say, “Come to Syracuse, come to Kansas, come to Creighton, stuff like that.”

    Speaking at practice at the Nets facility for Friday’s Jordan Brand Classic, Waters said Creighton “hit me up yesterday [Tuesday]” and my dad’s been dealing with the other coaches.”

    He added: ‘Their guard [Maurice Watson] just left and they’re pretty much saying that I would come in and just replace him and do everything that he did and hopefully be better.”