Rice High School
Now there is just one.
Miami senior guard Durand Scott is the last Rice alum standing now that Cincinnati's?Jermaine Sanders, Kansas State?s?Shane Southwell?and VCU?s?Melvin Johnson are all out.
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The Catholic school that produced Kemba Walker,?Andre Barrett,?Felipe Lopez?and?Kenny Satterfield?shut down in 2011 for financial reasons, but several Rice players hope to represent the school in this NCAA Tournament.
"It's really weird being that the school is closed and no more players can come out of there, but it's great to be one of the last guys to do it," Cincinnati sophomore forward?Jermaine Sanders told SNY.tv in advance of today's second-round game with Creighton here.
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According to John Calipari's official website, Sosa drove to the basket with 37.9 seconds remaining in the DR's 92-68 victory and sustained a compound fracture of his right fibula and tibia.
?From what they?re seeing right now, they?ve just got to place it,? Calipari said on his website. ?It?s crazy, nobody fell on him or anything.?It?s sad because this kid just had a heck of a game. He had 13 points, eight rebounds and was playing a lot better.?
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Kevin Mickle, a 6-foot-7, 191-pound sophomore wing from Adelphi Academy, will attend the Newark school next season, and Melvin Johnson, a 6-3, 185-pound two guard out of Rice High is considering attending.
"I think it's a great coaching staff over there that can help me get to a certain point that I want to play," Mickle said by phone.
"The school is in legitimate jeopardy of closing," Rice assistant coach Kimani Young told SNY.tv Monday. "The school is exploring options to stay open."
Young said officials were looking into moving the school to All Saints Middle School or Charles Middle School in Harlem.
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"After this visit I have to sit down and evaluate all schools and make an informative decision," Harrow Tweeted Tuesday. "Place where I can [im]prove and will be happy."
He and his mother, Fern Matthews, are winding up a 10-day, five-school trip that will culminate at St. John's Wednesday.
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One player, Kemba Walker, was overwhelmed by the moment. He and the Huskies were moving on to the Final Four for the second time in three years.
The other, Lamont ?Momo? Jones, and the Arizona assistant, Book Richardson, were crestfallen. Their season, which included a beatdown of defending national champion Duke in the regional semifinal, was suddenly over.
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But one look at the remaining teams in the NCAA Tournament reveals that the Big Apple is represented well.
Kemba Walker of UConn, Lamont "Momo" Jones and Kevin Parrom of Arizona, Doron Lamb of Kentucky and Erving Walker of Florida are all from New York.
After all, Moe Hicks had been at the Catholic powerhouse in Harlem since 1994 and was one of the most respected and accomplished prep coaches in the tri-state area.
"It?s about time he jumped into college coaching," Walker said Wednesday. "I honestly didn?t think he would ever do it, but I?m happy for him. He had so many great accomplishments on the high school level, I think it?s time for him to excel on the college level.?
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"He's not going to play," Rice, whose team takes a six-game winning streak into Tuesday's tilt with North Carolina at Madison Square Garden,? said by phone.? "He's going to redshirt."
Memphis coach Josh Pastner was forced to take the redshirt off freshman Hippolyte Tsafack this season after Angel Garcia opted to go pro in the second semester.
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Among the featured teams expected are: New Heights, NJ Playaz, Long Island Lightning, Metro Hawks, Expressions, NY Panthers, Team NJABC and Juice All-Stars.
Some of the top players on hand will be Maurice Harkless, Jermaine Sanders, Sidiki Johnson (Arizona), Myles Mack, Myles Davis, Desmond Hubert, Derrick Randall, Nkereuwem Okoro and Daniel Dingle.
The Scarlet Knights hosted Rakeem Christmas, a 6-8 center ranked No. 1 in the Class of 2011 at his position; Jermaine Sanders,? a 6-5 wing from Manhattan Rice; Greg Lewis, a 6-9 center from Baltimore St. Frances ranked No. 10 at his position; Kevin Smith, a 6-1 point guard from Baltimore Huntington Prep; and Aaron Brown, a 6-5 wing from Penn Wood (Pa.) High.
Christmas, out of Academy of the New Church in Bryn Athyn, Pa., visited with his aunt, Amira Hamid, from 11-2 p.m, but did not run with the team.
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The 6-foot-4, 205-pound rising senior wing from Rice High School averaged 18 points and 8 rebounds and hit two game-winning shots to lead Rice to a perfect 5-0 mark at Villanova's team camp.
"Jermaine has a high basketball IQ," said New Heights AD and Rice assistant Kimani Young.? "Once he increases his strength and conditioning, the sky's the limit for him.
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The Huskies were bounced out of the Big East tournament in March when St. John's hammered them by 22 points.
After reaching the Final Four in 2009, UConn didn't even qualify for the Big Dance in 2010.
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"Right now, I just know Kadeem is committed to going to South Kent," Mitchell said Thursday night. "Until he's there and he's going to class, he could change his mind. But right now that's where he said he's going, South Kent."
Reached earlier this week by text, Jack confirmed that he would indeed spend a year at prep school.
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The 6-foot-9 Jack plans to visit North Carolina and Kentucky sometime in the coming weeks, although no dates have been set.
"According to him, he said that he's going to set up visits with North Carolina and Kentucky," said South Kent (Conn.) coach Kelvin Jefferson. "He said, 'Yeah, I'm going to visit Kentucky and North Carolina.'"
The 6-foot-9 senior forward out of Manhattan Rice High School is planning a visit to North Carolina sometime soon although no date has been set.
"They called me a few times," said Rice High School coach Maurice Hicks, who will soon become the Director of Basketball Operations at St. John's. "[Assistant] coach [Steve] Robinson has called.
Hicks was not immediately available for comment, but the news should be made official within a week or so.
"The offer is there," Hicks said last week. "I'm just trying to see if everything is going to be fine on this end if I do make that decision.
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"I spoke to Kadeem Jack last [Monday] night and he gave me every indication that he will be attending South Kent next year," South Kent coach Kelvin Jefferson said Tuesday.
Jack himself texted various Arizona media outlets with the same news.
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The decisions that Hicks, the longtime Rice High School basketball coach, and Kadeem Jack, his 6-foot-9 senior forward, make could impact Division I programs from St. John?s to Miami to Arizona.
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New Heights athletic director Kimani Young is in a unique position to discuss the coaching carousel and recruiting. He spent a year on Norm Roberts' staff at St. John's and now leads one of the most powerful and talent-laden AAU programs in New York City. In this interview, he talks about various issues, including his belief that colleges need to add some new blood to their staffs, such as Rice High School coach Moe Hicks, who may soon join Steve Lavin's staff at St. John's.
"The doctor said he would?be?out?about a week," a source with direct knowledge said.
The Pirates play at West Virginia Saturday before hosting Rutgers Tuesday.
After Jack returned Friday night from an official trip to Arizona, he proceeded to lead Rice to the title at the 3rd annual SNY Invitational with back-to-back wins over Boys & Girls and Cardozo at LIU-Brooklyn.
Over the two games, Miami assistant Jorge Fernandez, Seton Hall assistant Scott Adubato, St. John's assistant Fred Quartlebaum and Providence assistant Rodell? Davis were all on hand to watch Jack.
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"I think that fade-away shot, it must have been him because that was a tough shot that I made," Sanders said after scoring 12 points to help Rice beat Cardozo, 63-58, to win the SNY Invitational championship.
A 6-foot-5, 210-pound junior wing player with interest from numerous Big East and Atlantic Coast Conference teams, Sanders has played with a heavy heart since his cousin was shot seven times in the back in Far Rockaway, Queens Sept. 14. He died a week later at Jamaica Hospital.
He slept until 1 on Saturday afternoon and then came to play in the SNY Invitational championship game.
The 6-foot-9 Jack capped a comeback from 19 points down in the third quarter by draining two clutch foul shots in the final seconds of overtime and then blocking a shot on the defensive end to lead Rice to a thrilling 63-58 victory over Cardozo at Long Island University-Brooklyn.
After taking a two-day official visit to the Arizona campus, the 6-foot-9, 210-pound senior was on the basketball court at Long Island University-Brooklyn by 8 p.m.
He still had enough energy to throw down a monstrous two-handed dunk in the final minutes as Rice, the top Catholic League team in New York City, beat Boys & Girls, the top public school program, 56-44, in the 3rd Annual SNY Invitational.
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"It was great," the 6-foot-9 Rice High School senior said by phone from the airport. "We saw the campus. We went to the [Stanford] game [won by Arizona, 76-68, on Thursday].?I stayed in the locker room with the players."
Arizona features two New York-area players in Lamont "Momo" Jones and Kevin Parrom.
Rice plays in the SNY Invitational this weekend at LIU-Brooklyn and will open up against Boys & Girls on Friday night. The championship game takes place on Saturday at 4.
"I think this is big for us as a school. It gives us a chance to play on TV, which is very big for us as basketball players," Southwell said. "It gives the whole city a chance to know who we are and prove that we're the best team in New York right now."
First his current team beat No. 1 Texas. Then his former team did.
In the span of six days, Kelly helped Kansas State hand Texas its first loss and then Connecticut gave the Longhorns their second.
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A 6-foot-9, 210-pound senior big man from Manhattan Rice High School, Jack will visit Arizona Wednesday night and return Friday in time for the SNY Invitational beginning Friday at Long Island University in Brooklyn.
"I'm going to get back on Friday morning," Jack said by phone.
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Sterling Gibbs, a point guard out of Seton Hall Prep pictured at left, Myles Mack of Paterson (N.J.) Catholic and Tyler Harris of Half Hollow (N.Y.) Hills West were all behind the Pirates bench at the Prudential Center.
"It was a good game," Mack said. "Seton Hall pulled it out. I love the atmosphere but when the student body gets back it's going to be better."
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Grasso landed a double-dip of guards Monday night when Jayon James, a?6-foot-5 guard?from Paterson (N.J.) Catholic, and 6-2 guard Sean Armand, a Brooklyn native spending a postgrad year at Central Jersey Each One Teach One (CJEOTO) in Jersey, both orally committed to the Rams.
"I feel?I had the best relationship wth Coach Grasso and the players that's already there," said James, who comes off the bench for the No. 9 team in the PrepNation.com poll. "I've been keeping in contact with them the most out of any other schools that?I had."
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Friday, Jan. 22, West Virginia University
6:00 pm? - Morgantown (WV) vs. Chester (PA)
?My guess is Kansas based on his cancelling of the [college] announcement at [Madison Square] Garden and the fact that he wants to be able to have a chance to win a national championship,? a source close to the Stephenson family said.
Brooklyn Sal of SNY will be in Miami to conduct an exclusive one-on-one interview with Stephenson after his announcement.
Jermaine Sanders added 11 points, James Stukes scored eight and Scott Arias had seven.
Ihsaan Davis led Christ the King with 16 points and Sean Johnson tallied 15.
Haith would ?absolutely leave Miami if presented with a respectable offer,? Parrish reported an industry source as saying.
If Haith were to leave, it would have an impact on Manhattan Rice High star Durand Scott, who chose Miami earlier this year over Pitt and UConn. Scott made his announcement on SNY.tv.
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NEW YORK - I'm here at Fordham University's Rose Hill Gym and Game 1 between Paterson Catholic and Rice has tipped off. I'll be blogging here all night.
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Calhoun said no one was hurt but that El Amin's father, Charles, was in the house at the time of the incident.
"I heard the window break. Something crashed to the floor. When I looked up another one came through and it said 'Boom!'" Charles El-Amin told WCCO of Minnesota.
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"He said he didn't want to just be good, he wanted to be great," Calhoun said recently.
"When any kid tells you that, it's a big price tag," Calhoun added. "It means I can get on you every day at practice. It gives me license because you say you want to be great, and I wouldn't want you to lie to yourself, and therefore we're going to try to get you to where you can because he does have great physical attributes."
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Isaiah Epps (pictured) will lead Plainfield against Jayvaughn Pinkston and Bishop Loughlin at 4 p.m. at Paterson Catholic.
Epps holds offers from Pittsburgh, Maryland, Rutgers and Seton Hall and has interest from Kansas and Marquette, while Pinkston is being pursued by St. John's, among others.
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BEAVERTON, Ore. ? Nike will once again invite some of the nation?s best high school basketball teams to New York City?s premier high school basketball event ? the Nike Super 6 Showdown. The event serves as a pinnacle moment in the New York City hoops scene showcasing top, up and coming talent from five New York City area teams as well as one Minnesota team.
The Nike Super 6 Showdown will take place Friday, February 13, 2009 at Fordham University?s Bronx campus in the Rose Hill Gym. The 2009 games include 5 of the top 30 ranked high school basketball teams, according to the ESPN Rise Boys Basketball Pre Season Poll: 15th ranked Rice High School (NYC), 28th ranked Paterson Catholic High School (NJ), 3rd ranked St. Patrick?s High School (NJ), 8th ranked Abraham Lincoln High School (Brooklyn, NY), Thomas Jefferson Campus High School (Brooklyn, NY) and 25th ranked Hopkins High School (Minnetonka, MN).