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Tuesday / May 26.
  • Scottie Barnes transferring to Montverde Academy

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Scottie Barnes is on the move from one national power based in Florida to another.

    The 6-foot-8 small forward Tweeted he will transfer to Montverde (FL) Academy from University (FL) School for his senior season.

    Barnes is ranked No. 9 in the 2020 ESPN 100. He lists Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Miami, Oregon, Florida State, California, and Ohio State as his top eight schools.

    Barnes is the latest high-profile player to join up with coach Kevin Boyle’s program. North Carolina commit Day’Ron Sharpe is also headed to Montverde. So are 6-8 Czech forward David Bohm, 6-4 Michigan commit Zeb Jackson and 6-4 elite junior shooting guard Langston Love.

    Montverde returns 6-7 senior point guard Cade Cunningham, the No. 2 player in 2020, 6-6 2020 shooter Moses Moody, 6-5 2022 guard Dariq Whitehead and 6-8 2022 forward Caleb Houston.

    Since 2011, Boyle has coached six top-3 NBA Draft picks in No. 1s Ben Simmons and Kyrie Irving, No. 2s D’Angelo Russell and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and No. 3s Joel Embiid and R.J. Barrett.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.