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Feb 28, 2016; Boulder, CO, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils head coach Bobby Hurley during the first half against the Colorado Buffaloes at the Coors Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)
Feb 28, 2016; Boulder, CO, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils head coach Bobby Hurley during the first half against the Colorado Buffaloes at the Coors Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)

Daniel Mading and Arizona State are parting ways, he told SNY.tv on Wednesday evening.

The No. 8 center in the Class of 2017 according to 247Sports.com and the cousin of heralded big man Thon Maker, Mading committed to Arizona State and head coach Bobby Hurley back in December. Mading spent last season at St. Anthony's under Naismith Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley Sr.

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Texas A&M transfer forward Elijah Thomas is considering five schools, including Nebraska and Arizona State. Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports (Kevin Jairaj)
Texas A&M transfer forward Elijah Thomas is considering five schools, including Nebraska and Arizona State. Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports (Kevin Jairaj)

Transferring Texas A&M big man Elijah Thomas has visited two schools in the past week.

The 6-foot-9 Thomas tripped to Nebraska Dec. 29-31 and then visited Arizona State over the weekend, where he took in Arizona's 94-82 victory over the Sun Devils.

Under head coach Bobby Hurley, Arizona State recently landed a pledge from 2017 St. Anthony's forward Daniel Mading and is heavily involved for 2016 7-footer Thon Maker, Mading's cousin.

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St. Anthony's and legendary head coach Bob Hurley are among three favorites to win the New Jersey Tournament of Champions title, along with St. Patrick's and Roselle Catholic. Credit: Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE (Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE)
St. Anthony's and legendary head coach Bob Hurley are among three favorites to win the New Jersey Tournament of Champions title, along with St. Patrick's and Roselle Catholic. Credit: Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE (Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE)

Daniel Mading is going from one Coach Hurley to another.

The No. 8 center in the Class of 2017 according to 247Sports.com and the cousin of heralded 2016 big man Thon Maker, Mading committed to Arizona State and head coach Bobby Hurley on Tuesday night, St. Anthony's coach Bob Hurley told SNY.tv.

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Mario Kegler, a 6-foot-7 small forward from?Oak Hill Academy (Va.),?enjoyed his weekend official to Arizona State and won't visit Penn State next weekend.

"The visit was great," Omhar Carter, Kegler's guardian and AAU coach, ?told?SNY.tv. "Coach [Bobby] Hurley is a true visionary. He will be in line to be a future Hall of Fame coach."

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Thon Maker hosted Arizona State head coach Bobby Hurley and assistant Brian Merritt on Friday for a home visit.

And that visit sounds like it went real well.

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Arizona State head coach Bobby Hurley on Tuesday landed a commitment from 6-foot-10 2016 big man?Jethro Tshishumpa, sources confirmed to SNY.tv.

Reggie Rankin of ESPN.com first reported the pledge.

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Andre Adams, a 6-foot-9 forward from Tolleson, Ariz., and Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy, has committed to Arizona State in the Class of 2015.

Texas, Kansas State, Missouri and San Diego State?were also involved.

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Sam Cunliffe, a 6-foot-7 2016 shooting guard from Seattle (WA) Rainer Beach, committed to Arizona State and coach Bobby Hurley on Wednesday.

He said he chose the Sun Devils over Cal, but also held offers from Washington, Oregon and Oregon State.

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By JOSH NEWMAN

St. Anthony Hall of Fame head coach Bob Hurley famously said he would never schedule a game against St. Benedict's Prep when his son, Dan Hurley, was the head coach, because his wife, Chris, wouldn't allow it.

Pretty much in tune with that thinking, don't expect Dan, now the head coach at Rhode Island, to schedule a regular-season game against his older brother, Bobby Hurley, who was named head coach at Arizona State in April.

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By JOSH NEWMAN

The Pac-12 sent four teams to the NCAA Tournament last season and three of them -- Arizona, UCLA and Utah -- went to the Sweet 16.

The league is on the upswing even without mentioning Arizona State, but the fact that New Jersey schoolboy and Duke legend Bobby Hurley is now running things in Tempe means a lot of eyes are going to be on the Sun Devils this winter.

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Two months after committing to Bobby Hurley?at chilly Buffalo, junior college star Maurice O'Field committed to Bobby Hurley at sunny Arizona State.

A 6-foot-5, 210-pound small forward?from Midland (TX) College?who averaged 15.8 points, 5 rebounds and 2.9 assists?and has three years of eligibility left, O'Field?pledged to Arizona State on Friday.

The No. 16-rated junior college player in the nation according to Brad Winton of JUCORecruiting.com, he also had offers from Gonzaga, Marquette, Louisiana Tech and?Buffalo, among others.

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Mark Tollefson, a 6-foot-9 center from San Francisco, committed to Arizona on his visit and will be eligible immediately, a source confirmed to SNY.tv.

"It just felt right," he told Evan Daniels of Scout.com.

Tollefson averaged 14.0 points and 5.4 rebounds last season with the Dons.

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Shannon Evans, a 6-foot-1 sophomore guard and second-team All-MAC selection,?has committed to Arizona State and his former coach Bobby Hurley on his visit.

He will have to sit a year as per NCAA transfer regulations.

"[I like] Coach Hurley and coach Levi [Watkins] and [will have] the opportunity to play at a high level with people I trust," he told SNY.tv by text.

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Shannon Evans, a 6-foot-1 sophomore guard and second-team All-MAC selection, will visit Arizona State this weekend and then possibly Miami after getting his release from Buffalo.

Evans holds offers from Arizona State, Miami and Boston College, with interest from St. John's, Old Dominion, UNC-Wilmington and UNC-Charlotte.

"I have a visit with Arizona State this weekend [Friday]," Evans, who remains close with new Arizona State and former Buffalo coach Bobby Hurley, told SNY.tv by phone on Tuesday. "I'm considering [Arizona State] a lot, that's my guy. He's like my best friend, a father figure in my life."

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Former Buffalo coach Bobby Hurley?is the new head coach at?Arizona State and will be introduced at a press conference on Friday morning.

"While it was an extremely difficult decision to move on from my team in Buffalo, this is a tremendous opportunity and I want to thank Mr. Anderson and Dr. Crow for selecting me as the leader of the ASU men?s basketball program," Hurley said in a statement.

"To the 942 Crew: You are pioneers and are truly special, so thank you for changing the way students participate in the game with the Curtain of Distraction. To the fans: Our passion, enthusiasm and energy will breed a culture you will be proud to support. To all of our former players: You are the lifeblood of the program and one of my primary objectives will be to engage you and bring you back home. With our fast-paced and aggressive style of play, we are going to make Sun Devil Basketball a destination for in-state, national, and international basketball talent."

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NEW YORK -- When New York City guard Dupree McBrayer picked a college?this past August, one of his primary reasons for choosing Minnesota over both Seton Hall and St. John's was his relationship with Gophers assistant Kimani Young.

"[It was] very important," the 6-foot-4 McBrayer told SNY.tv. "He was a straightforward person with me. We had a close bond from the beginning, from when he first started recruiting me. The fact that my mother and grandmother loved him was important, too."

A Queens native who joined the Minnesota staff in 2013, Young not only helped land McBrayer, who is spending a postgraduate season at Sunrise (KS) Christian, but Maryland point guard Kevin Dorsey and New York big man Jonathan Nwankwo as well.

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By JACK?LeGWIN

Markus Howard, one of the top players in the Class of 2017, has committed to Arizona State.

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Maurice Aniefiok, one of the top uncommitted guards in the country, is planning some upcoming visits, including a trip to Arizona State later this month.

Joe Boncore, Aniefiok's mentor, would like the 6-foot-5, 210-pound combo guard to visit Tempe sometime between Dec. 23-29, when Huntington (West Va.) Prep has no games scheduled.

"That's the week he can visit," Boncore said. "We want him to take visits."

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Now that Quinn Cook (Duke) and Myck Kabongo (Texas) are off the board, the next point guard in line may be Nigerian Maurice Aniefiok.

The 6-foot-5 Aniefiok arrived in the U.S. this fall and is a senior at Huntington (West Va.) Prep under head coach Rob Fulford.

"He's really good," one Division 1 assistant coach said.

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Siena leads for St. Benedict's Prep guard Vaughn Gray, but new players are involved in his recruitment.

After taking an official to Siena last weekend, the 6-foot-5 Gray will get a special visitor today at the Newark school.

"Arizona State head coach Herb Sendek called St. Ben's Coach Roshown McLeod last week?inquiring about Vaughn and he is flying into town on Tuesday? to watch Vaughn and the team work out," said St. Ben's assistant coach Billy Diamond, who is coordinating Gray's recruitment.

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Jabari Brown, the No. 5 shooting guard in the nation out of Oakland, is down to five schools.

The 6-foot-5 Brown is considering Washington, UConn, Arizona State, Georgia Tech and Oregon, he confirmed Saturday by text.

Brown has already visited Washington and is currently on an official to UConn.

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Jahii Carson, the No. 10 point guard in the Class of 2011, is off the board.

The 5-foot-11, 170-pound Mesa (Az.) point guard verbally committed to Arizona State.

"Yes, I did," he said by text. "It's my hometown school and there's a great opportunity to come in and get great minutes."

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One of the hottest prospects in the month of July was Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep guard Nick Johnson.

Johnson led the Drew Gooden Soldiers to wins at the Fab 48 tournament in Las Vegas and at the Pumps event in Anaheim, Calif. He is ranked the No. 13 shooting guard in the Class of 2011, but can play both guard positions well.

Wherever Johnson and the Soldiers went last month, a slew of high-profile head coaches followed.

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Jahii Carson has four official visits in mind -- and one of them is St. John's.

The 5-foot-11, 170-pound Carson out of Mesa (Az.) High said he plans to take officials to Arizona, Washington, Oregon State and St. John's.

He plans to leave one official open and said he would probably take it to Alabama or North Carolina.

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Former Monmouth forward Travis Taylor is now back on the market and won't attend Boston College.

I'm hearing BC wasn't aware that Taylor had been suspended for seven games last season for ?violating team rules." Really? How do you not know that?

Anyway, the 6-foot-7 Taylor, a Union, N.J. native, will visit Xavier Tuesday and is also considering Miami, Cincinnati and Arizona State.

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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- Shortly after 9 a.m. Monday, a Who's Who of college? coaches assembled in Gym 1 here at the Riverview Park Activities Center to watch the Oakland Soldiers 17U AAU team.

Sitting courtside were Roy Williams (North Carolina), Bill Self (Kansas), Gary Williams (Maryland), Paul Hewitt (Georgia Tech), Ben Howland (UCLA), Fran McCaffery (Iowa), Craig Robinson (Oregon State), Tony Bennett (Virginia), Tony Barbee (Auburn), John Beilein (Michigan), Jeff Capel (Oklahoma), Kevin O'Neill (USC), Mike Montgomery (Cal) and Dana Altman (Oregon), among others.

"It's pretty good," said Nick Johnson, a senior guard with the Soldiers and Findlay (Nev.) Prep. "Just coming from LeBron [James Skills Academy], that was the big stage. All of them were there so I kind of got used to it. It takes some getting used to, but I think I'm used to it now."

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Remi Barry is waiting.

Waiting for the NCAA to decide his fate.

A French native who is enrolled at Loomis (Calif.) Del Oro High, Barry cannot make his next move until he is cleared by the NCAA.

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Remi Barry lives in California but he's rooting for the Boston Celtics to win the NBA championship on Thursday night.

"I just want them to win because they have Rajon Rondo," Barry said Wednesday night by phone.

By the time the 6-foot-7, 220-pound Barry boards a plane to New York on Saturday, he will know whether the Celtics or Lakers are world champs.

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Arizona State scored twice on Saturday by landing two quality frontcourt players who took recent visits.

The Sun Devils got commitments from 6-foot-7 forward Kyle Cain of Hampton (N.H.) Prep and 6-6 wing Carrick Felix of the College of Southern Idaho.

Cain chose the Sun Devils over West Virginia, Alabama and Illinois after an official visit to the school June 2-4.

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The future of the St. John's basketball program could take a major turn later this month.

Remi Barry, a 6-foot-7 French national from Loomis (Calif.) Del Oro High, will visit Arizona State the weekend June 11-13 and St. John's June 18-20.

Barry said he was looking forward to the St.? John's visit to "see if I like the campus, the people, the city. See if I feel like home or not, if I'm comfortable or not."

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