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Monday / December 6.
  • Iona’s Rick Pitino adds his next point guard in Tulsa transfer Elijah Joiner

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Rick Pitino has landed his next point guard.

    Iona on Saturday landed a commitment from Tulsa graduate transfer Elijah Joiner, whose the Gaels over Illinois, TCU and Texas A&M.

    “I felt that it was a great situation for me to play for a team who just won their conference and made it to the NCAA Tournament,” he said. “Coach Pitino’s resume speaks for itself and I’m excited to play for him and learn from him.”

    The 6-foot-3 Joiner averaged 11.3 ppg, 4.2 rpg and 4.0 apg in 22 games last season for Tulsa.

    Iona loses point guard Asante Gist from a team that won the MAAC Tournament and lost to Alabama in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

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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.