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Wednesday / June 19.
  • Five-star guard Jalil Bethea visits Miami as more schools are set to come in

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Jalil Bethea, the 6-foot-4, 5-star guard from Archbishop Wood (PA) and Team Final, took his third official visit to Miami this past weekend.

    “He loved the visit and connected with Coach L and the players and Philadelphia guy Wogga [Poplar],” Wood coach John Mosco said.

    “He liked the way that they are going to use him and off the ball.”

    Bethea was lated to visit Syracuse (Sept. 15) and Alabama (Sept. 22), but has canceled those visits, sources said.

    “Jalil is an efficient 3-level scorer who plays well in a team or one-on-one concept,” said Mosco. “He can score in bunches. He has been working on defense and being a complete player. One of his underlying strengths is his passing and getting everyone involved.”

    (This post was updated at 4:10 ET on Sept. 11.)

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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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