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Tuesday / May 21.
  • St. John’s Rick Pitino to have home visit with Towson transfer Nick Timberlake

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    New St. John’s coach Rick Pitino continues to build his first roster at the school and will meet Monday with Towson transfer Nick Timberlake at his home in Braintree, Mass.

    “Coach Pitino [has] basically been saying he wants me to help him change St. John’s hoops back to its winning ways,” the 6-foot-4 guard said by text.

    Timberlake is a a two-time All-CAA selection who averaged 17.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists while shooting 42% from three. He scored 30+ points three times, including a season-best 34 against College of Charleston.

    “The skillset I can bring is my shooting ability and toughness,” he said. “When I’m playing well feel like I’m just in a free mode and the game comes easy to me at those points.”

    Timberlake said “Indiana, Auburn, UConn, North Carolina, Ohio State, Mizzou, LSU, Clemson, Maryland and Kansas State have all called me in the past couple days” but he has no other visits planned.

    Joe Tipton of On3.com first reported news of the home visit.

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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.

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