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NEW YORK - The scoreboard said Lutheran versus Sacred Heart, but this game often felt like Devonte Green against Mustapha Heron.

Green, the newly-minted Indiana commit, scored 39 points and led Lutheran to a 73-72 victory over Sacred Heart despite Heron's heroic 41-point, 13-rebound performance.

The Auburn signee's 41 points were just three shy of Sean Kilpatrick's all-time high in the Big Apple Invitational, which is in its 13th year.

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Breein Tyree, a 6-foot-2 point guard from St. Joe's-Metuchen High School and the Sports U AAU program, verbally committed to Ole Miss on Monday.

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A big recruiting weekend for Bruce Pearl and the Auburn Tigers just got bigger.

Austin Wiley, a 6-foot-9 2017 power forward from Birmingham (AL) Spain Park, committed to the Tigers while on an unofficial visit.

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Auburn coach Bruce Pearl scored a huge and unexpected recruiting coup on Sunday when he landed Mustapha Heron.

The 6-foot-5 wing out of Sacred Heart (CT) High School and onetime Pittsburgh commit had been working with a top five of?St. John's, Auburn, Mississippi State, Marquette and Alabama. He was on an unofficial visit to Auburn on Sunday.

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Coming of his show-cause penalty, Auburn coach Bruce Pearl continued his tremendous recruiting roll Thursday with the addition of former Maryland big man Trayvon Reed for this coming season.

The 7-foot-1 Reed is headed to the SEC school and will reportedly suit up beginning in the second semester after spending the first semester at?Elevate Prep School in Delray Beach, Fla., according to Evan Daniels of Scout.com.

Reed wasn't allowed to enroll at Maryland following his arrest for?second-degree assault, second degree assault of a police officer, theft under $100 and resisting arrest.

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Auburn coach Bruce Pearl and his staff are having quite a weekend.

After landing 6-foot-6 Danjel Purifoy a few days ago, they got a commitment this weekend from 6-8 Findlay Prep forward Horace Spencer during his visit, according to his coach, Rick Barrett.

?It took me by surprise," Horace Spencer Sr. told SNY.tv on Sunday. "I didn?t think he was ready, but he liked everything they had to say and what they wanted to do. [Assistant coach] Chuck Person was a big reason he liked this school. We had more visits to do [but]?they said he can play the 4, 3 or 2 defensively and he will start.?

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At 6-foot-6 and 210 pounds, Danjel Purifoy has an ideal body for a college wing player.

On Friday, Purifoy committed to Auburn and coach Bruce Pearl, according to a report from Evan Daniels of Scout.com.

"I love Auburn," Purifoy told SNY.tv by text.

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Antoine Mason is the latest pickup for Auburn and new coach Bruce Pearl.

The 6-foot-3 Mason is the son of former Knick forward Anthony Mason and averaged 25.6 points last season at Niagara. He also considered Providence, as well as Memphis, Cincinnati and others.

"It was close but [I liked] the intangibles," Mason told SNY.tv. by text.

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West Virginia on Sunday landed a pledge from junior college point guard Tarik Phillip of Brooklyn and?Independence (Kan.) Community College.

"I just committed to West Virginia," the 6-foot-3, 180-pound Phillip told SNY.tv by phone. "I?feel like it was the right fit. It was close to home. The town was very nice. The players was nice. They showed me a good time. It was pretty cool."

Phillip said he also considered Memphis, Kansas and Oklahoma State, but didn't visit?them.

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Jerome Seagears?on Wednesday became the third former Rutgers player since Mike Rice's firing last month to pick a new destination.

"I Will Be Attending Auburn University To Finish My Student Athletic Career!!! War Eagle," he Tweeted.

Seagears's announcement follows that of Eli Carter, who on Tuesday Tweeted he was headed to Florida, meaning two former Rutgers guards will suit up next season in the SEC. A week ago, junior wing Mike Poole said he would play for Iona.

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Jordan Dickerson enjoyed his visit this week to Auburn and plans to check out SMU next Wednesday, his uncle told SNY.tv.

"No, he didn't commit [to Auburn]," Darrell Crawford told SNY.tv, referring to the 7-footer from Brooklyn. "He liked [Auburn]."

Dickerson visited the SEC school after the tragedy involving the shooting death of three people, including two former Auburn football players.

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Brandon Mobley is down to Auburn, Seton Hall and DePaul and hopes to decide after taking an official to DePaul in early April.

"Yes, sometime within the next two weeks,"?Mobley said Tuesday by phone.?"I'm actually going to visit DePaul as soon as I get off spring break." He said the DePaul visit was set for April 8-9.

The 6-foot-9, 215-pound power forward from St. John's Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield, Wisc., has already taken visits to Auburn and Seton Hall.

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After all that, Cam Newton was suspended for just one day.

The NCAA announced Wednesday that after a one-day suspension, the Auburn football star had been reinstated and is "immediately eligible to compete."

The NCAA said that Newton's father, Rev. Cecil Newton, and another unnamed person "worked together to actively market the student-athlete as a part of a pay-for-play scenario in return for Newton?s commitment to attend college and play football."

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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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SYRACUSE -- Iona coach Kevin Willard will interview for the Seton Hall job, possibly as early as Thursday, multiple sources with knowledge said.

Seton Hall has already interviewed Siena coach Fran McCaffery, Robert Morris coach Mike Rice and Vermont coach Mike Lonergan.

A source with knowledge said Rice and Seton Hall had a "great conversation" and that the coach "will see" what happens next.

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