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Arkansas on Saturday landed 6-foot-9 Huntington (W.V.) Prep big man Moses Kingsley, according to reports.

Huntington coach Rob Fulford has compared Kingsley, who committed on his visit to Arkansas and was also being courted by Louisville, to Louisville big man Gorgui Dieng.

?They?re very similar,? Fulford told the Louisville Courier Journal. ?Gorgui was probably a better shot-blocker at this stage, but Moses is a little better offensively at this stage.?

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Former St. John's guard Nurideen Lindsey is on the move.

"I decided to further my basketball and college career at the University Of Arkansas," Lindsey Tweeted Friday night.

The 6-foot-3 Lindsey must sit a year and will become eligible in December 2012.

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Former Missouri coach Mike Anderson is officially the new head man at Arkansas.

The former Nolan Richardson assistant will reportedly receive $2.2 million per year over seven years. Arkansas won the 1994 national title with Richardson as head coach and Anderson as an assistant.

"We are extremely excited to welcome home Mike Anderson to the University of Arkansas as our new head men's basketball coach," Arkansas AD Jeff Long said. "Mike is one of the outstanding head coaches in college basketball. His teams play an exciting brand of basketball that has already proven successful at both UAB and Missouri.

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A couple of big commitments went down on Wednesday...

Ky Madden, a 6-foot-5 point guard from Arkansas East Poinsett County, chose Arkansas over Ole Miss and Baylor.

Madden joins two Arkansas natives, 6-10 power forward Hunter Mickelson and 6-7 power forward Aaron Ross -- his teammates on the Arkansas Wings -- in a terrific recruiting class for head coach John Pelphrey. The class also includes 6-3 St. Louis point guard B.J. Young.

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Ky Madden is down to three schools and will announce at 10:30 Wednesday morning.

The 6-foot-5, 175-pound Madden out of Arkansas East Poinsett County is considering Baylor, Ole Miss and Arkansas, he said by text.

He cancelled planned visits to Oklahoma State and UConn.

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Having alreday taken officials to Baylor and Arkansas, Ky Madden has plans to hit Ole Miss (Sept. 24), Oklahoma State (Sept. 30) and UConn (Oct. 8 ) before making a decision.

He has already visited Ole Miss unofficially.

"Really right now I'm liking Arkansas, Ole Miss and Baylor," the 6-foot-5, 175-pound Madden out of Arkansas East Poinsett County said by phone. "Those are the only schools I've been able to look at. I like Oklahoma State and UConn but I really haven't seen them for myself."

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Adonis Thomas, the No. 6 small forward in the nation, has cut his list, ZAGSBLOG has learned.

"My top six are Memphis, Tennessee, Florida, Arkansas, UCLA and Kansas," he said by phone from the Boost Mobile Elite 24 game in Venice Beach, Calif.

"I don't have any favorite."

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One name that has flown under the radar somewhat this summer is Ky Madden, a 6-foot-5, 170-pound point guard out of Arkansas East Poinsett County.

The No. 4 point guard in the Class of 2011, Madden helped the Arkansas Wings win the 17 & under AAU National Championship at ESPN'S Wide World of Sports last month in Orlando. He was named tournament MVP.

Madden currently has officials lined up to UConn (Sept. 8-10), Baylor (Sept. 11), Ole Miss and Arkansas. His father, Jerome Madden, said Monday it was unclear which of the last two schools his son would visit first, but one will take place the weekend of Sept. 17 and one Sept. 24.

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Kadeem Jack has a top four and says he hopes to decide in the next three weeks.

"It's Arkansas, Miami, Rutgers and West Virginia," the 6-foot-9, 219-pound Jack said Sunday by phone.

Jack has already visited all four schools but said he's "setting up" some visits and hopes to decide by Sept. 1, before he heads off to South Kent (Conn.)

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The fourth annual SEC/BIG EAST Invitational will be held Dec. 8 and 11 in Louisville and Pittsburgh.

The two-night men?s college basketball event begins with a doubleheader Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Freedom Hall in Louisville, featuring Arkansas vs. Seton Hall at 7 p.m. on ESPN2, followed by Kentucky vs. Notre Dame at 9:30? on ESPN.

On Saturday, Dec. 11, at the brand new CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Rutgers will take on Auburn on ESPN2, followed by Pittsburgh vs. Tennessee on ESPN.?Game times for the Pittsburgh site will be announced at a later date.

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The South Kent (Conn.) School has only 135 students yet it will have a starting five next year that would make some college teams envious.

South Kent coach Kelvin Jefferson could feature a starting five of Ricardo Ledo, Elijah Carter, Kadeem Jack, Maurice Harkless and Derrick Randall.

Harkless is committed to UConn.

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Dwayne Mitchell, the new head coach at Manhattan Rice High School, confirms that 6-foot-9 senior forward Kadeem Jack will head to? South Kent (Conn.) next year and not college.

"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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In this video interview with Scoutsfocus.com, Kadeem Jack says he plans to take a "couple" college visits before making a decision.

"I decided to take a couple more visits and then decide after that," said the 6-foot-9 Jack, a senior at Manhattan Rice High School.

Damian Leslie, Jack's mentor, said Jack has two officials left, but no specific dates have yet been set for visits to North Carolina or Kentucky.

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Kadeem Jack is headed to South Kent, a prep school in Connecticut, for a year before going on to college.

"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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It is almost May and Moe Hicks does not know where he will be coaching next season, nor is he certain where his top senior will be playing.

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.

Read the full story at SNY.

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Kadeem Jack was set to announce his college choice Wednesday on SNY.tv, but instead appears headed to prep school, possibly South Kent (Conn).

"Kadeem said that he is not making any commitments to college. He is considering prep school," Rice High School coach Maurice Hicks wrote in a text.

The 6-foot-9 Jack is considering UConn, Arizona, Arkansas, St. John's and Miami. Instead, it appears he will spend a year prepping in order to mature physically and basketball-wise.

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NEW YORK -- Rice center Kadeem Jack is down to five schools and plans to announce April 28.

Jack is considering Arizona, Arkansas, Miami, UConn and St. John's.

"Every school is equal to me unless a school just straight out wows me," Jack said after putting up 21 points and 8 rebounds for the City Team in a 137-133 loss to the Suburban Team in the Jordan Brand Regional Game Saturday at MSG.

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Arizona has emerged as the early leader for Kadeem Jack, a 6-foot-9 senior forward from Manhattan Rice.

"Yeah, pretty much. I don't see why not," said Damian Leslie, Jack's mentor.

"Aside from it being in a nice environment and having a winning tradition, he visited the school so you would have to say that's what it is."

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Look out for Kadeem Jack.

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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Marvell Waithe and Rutgers flirted with each other over the period of several years, but in the end the 6-foot-8, 200-pound Canadian forward will play in the SEC.

Waithe on Thursday committed to Arkansas over Rutgers after visiting both schools.

"Yes, he let [Arkansas head coach John] Pelphrey know yesterday about 3 o'clock," Tallahassee Community College coach Eddie Barnes said by phone.

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Anthony Mason Jr's return to the basketball court has been delayed yet again.

The redshirt senior will miss 4-6 weeks while recovering from a hamstring injury re-aggravated during team practice over the weekend.

?We?re disappointed for Anthony, because we know he wants to be out there. We have to give him time to recover so when he joins us on the court, he?ll be 100 percent,? St. John's head coach Norm Roberts said. ?We?ll obviously be very happy and excited to get Anthony back. He is such a versatile scorer, and his ability to be our main scorer on any given night makes our team that much deeper.?

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Rutgers could be reuniting with an old friend as early as next week.

Marvell Waithe, a 6-foot-8, 200-pound combo forward now playing for Tallahassee (Fla.) Community College, will decide on his college destination after visiting Rutgers this weekend.

Waithe will visit campus for the Pittsburgh-Rutgers football game Friday night (8 p.m., ESPN) and then spend the rest of his official visit on campus.

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Rutgers coach Fred Hill will be in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday night to check out Marvell Waithe and Waithe is set to decide soon between Rutgers and Arkansas.

"He's fixing to take visits to Arkansas this weekend (Oct. 9) and Rutgers next weekend (Oct. 16)," Tallahassee Community College coach Eddie Barnes said by phone.? "He has narrowed it down to those schools."

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