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Josh Pastner will be leaving Memphis to become the next head coach at Georgia Tech. (Justin Ford)
Josh Pastner will be leaving Memphis to become the next head coach at Georgia Tech. (Justin Ford)

Georgia Tech named former Memphis coach Josh Pastner its new head coach on Friday.

Pastner, 38, has coached Memphis for the past seven seasons, compiling a record of 167-73 and averaging more than 24 wins per year. He led the Tigers to the NCAA Tournament in four of his seven seasons, but failed to do so the last two years, with a combined record of 37-29 over that time.

Gary Parish of CBS Sports reported that the deal was done after the $10.6 million buyout in Pastner's Memphis contract was an initial hold up.  

Tags: Coaching Carousel, Georgia Tech, Tim Reilly
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Georgia Tech landed a pledge from Romello White, a 6-foot-8 power forward from Marietta,?(GA) Wheeler who they believe is a Thomas Robinson-type.

Ranked the No. 15 power forward in the Class of 2016 by 247Sports.com, White also considered?Mississippi, Auburn, South Carolina, Iowa State, Auburn and Virginia, according to Scout.com.

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James White, a 6-foot-8, 223-pound graduate transfer from Arkansas-Little Rock, committed to Georgia Tech and will be immediately eligible.

"The reason I chose Georgia Tech, with the team they have all they need is just one more piece," White told SNY.tv by phone. "The games that they lost, they lost a lot of close games by two points, a lot of close games. So I just thought it was experience. And so for next year, I think they have the mindset of winning. And I just want to be a part of something like that."

White, who plays both forward spots,?also considered?Georgia, Oklahoma State, Alabama and Boston College.

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Alabama transfer Nick Jacobs is headed to Georgia Tech, he told SNY.tv.

"I just decided to choose Georgia Tech over Miami," he said by text.

"I chose Georgia Tech because of the great coaching staff and I believe that I fit into their style of play. It's also close to home where I have lots of family support. More importantly, it is a great opportunity to receive a degree at Georgia Tech and be able to make right away as a player."

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New Hampton (N.H.) point guard Travis Jorgenson is headed to the ACC.

The 6-foot, 170-pound point guard pledged to Georgia Tech Monday, choosing Brian Gregory's club over Boston College and Creighton.

"I just think Georgia Tech is going to have a great future and there's a chance to build something special," he told SNY.tv. "They have some really good guys on the team and also great players who just want to win."

Tags: Georgia Tech, Adam Zagoria
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Former Kentucky guard Stacey Poole has chosen his new destination.

"Commit[ted] to Georgia Tech," the 6-foot-5 Poole told SNY.tv by text.

Poole also said he plans to attend Saturday's Duke-Georgia Tech game at Phillips Arena at noon.

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Brian Gregory picked up a five-star power forward Thursday when Robert Carter picked Georgia Tech over Georgia and Florida.

The 6-foot-9, 250-pound Carter from Snellville (Ga.) Shiloh High School joins a recruiting class that also features North Gwinnett (Ga.) guard Chris Bolden and North Clayton swingman Marcus Hunt.

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NEWARK, N.J. -- After taking over at Georgia Tech in March, Brian Gregory inherited a situation he could never have foreseen.

In July, the NCAA put the school on four years of probation, fined it $100,000 and stripped its ACC title game victory from the 2009 football season for violations that also included problems in the basketball program.

Georgia Tech did not lose scholarships and was not ruled ineligible for postseason games in football or basketball, but the basketball team had the number of recruiting days and official visits reduced for the next two seasons.

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Georgia Tech transfer Brian Oliver is mulling several Big East schools in the Northeast.

Seton Hall, Rutgers, St. John's, Syracuse and Georgetown, along with Temple, La Salle and Missouri have expressed interest in the 6-foot-6 sophomore, his mother told SNY.tv.

"He?s finishing summer session 1 right now and is going to take some visits after he gets home," Zena Oliver said by email.

Tags: Georgia Tech, Transfers, Adam Zagoria
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In response to multiple reports that Georgia Tech has offered Dayton's Brian Gregory the head coaching job, the school has issued a statement.

Georgia Tech associate AD Wayne Hogan said:

The search for the next men?s basketball coach at Georgia Tech has not concluded and is still ongoing, contrary to a number of published internet reports on Friday. As is our policy, we do not comment on ongoing searches. However, due to these erroneous reports we felt compelled to clarify the status of the search process.

Tags: Coaching moves, Georgia Tech, Marquette, Adam Zagoria
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Nemanja Djurisic, a 6-foot-8, 235-pound power forward from South Kent (Conn.), verbally committed to Georgia, as first reported by Alex Kline of The Recruit Scoop.

South Kent coach Kelvin Jefferson said Djurisic, originally from Montenegro, also had offers from N.C. State, Arizona State, ECU, Minnesota, Kansas State and Utah. He averaged 18 points and nine rebounds.

"Nemi really enjoyed the coaching staff at Georgia," Jefferson said by text. "The facilities were top notch and he feels that he has a chance to compete for minutes on a team that has a chance to be very good.

Tags: Georgia, Adam Zagoria
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Paul Hewitt turned down a chance to coach St. John's last season in order to remain at Georgia Tech.

Now, he's out of a job.

"I am very appreciative of Paul Hewitt's dedication to Georgia Tech for the last 11 years," Georgia Tech AD Dan Radakovich said. "Paul is an outstanding person who has made a positive impact on so many of our student-athletes."

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Not even Brett Favre ever did this for the Green Bay Packer faithful.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was nearly flawless at the Georgia Dome on Saturday night, completing 31 of 36 passes for 366 yards and three touchdowns, while avoiding a turnover, leading sixth-seeded Green Bay (12-6) to a 48-21 thrashing of the top-seeded Atlanta Falcons (13-4).

What was expected to be a rematch reminder of the Falcons? 20-17 win over the Packers in the final seconds in Atlanta in Week 12 became a record night for Rodgers and Green Bay.

Tags: aaron rodgers, Atlanta, ATLANTA FALCONS, Brett Favre, Georgia Dome, Green Bay Packer, Matt Ryan, New York Giants Blogs, NFC, NFC Championship Game, NFL, NFL Playoffs, Tramon Williams
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The top-seeded Atlanta Falcons (13-3) host the hot, sixth-seeded Green Bay Packers (11-6) in the NFC Divisional Playoffs

Green Bay and Atlanta meet for 3rd time in postseason. Packers won 1995 WC (37-20) & Falcons won 2002 WC (27-7). Clubs met in Week 12 (Atl. 20-17). All-time series, incl. playoffs, is tied 13-13.

Kickoff: 8:00pm ET Site: Georgia Dome Surface: FieldTurf The Line: Falcons by 3; O/U 44

Tags: aaron rodgers, Atlanta, ATLANTA FALCONS, Georgia Dome, Green Bay Packer, Green Bay Packers, Matt Ryan, National Football Conference, National Football League, New York Giants Blogs, NFC, NFL, NFL Playoffs
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You could form a pretty solid mid-90s NBA All-Star team with the names Hardaway, Dumars, Rice and Horford.

It might seem like a scene out of "Hot Tub Time Machine" when players with all of those names take the court this week at the Legends Classic at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, but it's really happening.

Tim Hardaway Jr. (pictured), Jordan Dumars (Joe's son) and Jon Horford (Tito's son) are on the Michigan roster while Glen Rice Jr. suits up for Georgia Tech.

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Desmond Hubert, a 6-9 forward from New Egypt, N.J. High, has trimmed his list to five schools.

Hubert is considering Villanova, Princeton, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest and Maryland, he confirmed by text.

His only official so far will be to Maryland over Halloween weekend. Seton Hall Prep point guard Sterling Gibbs, who has committed to Maryland, will also visit that weekend.

Tags: Articles, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Princeton, Villanova, Wake Forest, Adam Zagoria
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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.

Tags: Arizona State, Articles, Georgia Tech, Oregon, UConn, Washington, Adam Zagoria
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Jabari Brown, the No. 3 shooting guard in the Class of 2011, has trimmed his list to seven schools and is planning visits.

"Washington, UConn, Georgia Tech, Oregon, DePaul, St. John's and Cal," Brown said by phone.

An Oakland, Calif. native who had a terrific summer with the Drew Gooden Soldiers, only has one official planned, to Washington Sept. 18.

Tags: Articles, California, DePaul, Georgia Tech, Oregon, St. John's, UConn, Washington, Adam Zagoria
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Kyle Wiltjer has cut his list to seven schools.

The 6-foot-9, 225-pound forward from Portland (Ore.) Jesuit is down to California, Gonzaga, Kentucky, Kansas, Texas, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest, he said by text.

Wiltjer, the No. 4 power forward in the Class of 2011, has no visits planned but said he plans to take one to Cal.

Tags: California, Georgia Tech, Gonzaga, Kansas, Kentucky, Texas, Wake Forest, Adam Zagoria
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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. ? His name is Tony Parker but he's not the point guard for the San Antonio Spurs and he's not married to Eva Longoria.

No, this Tony Parker is a 6-foot-9, 265-pound rising junior center from Lithonia (Ga.) Miller Grove ranked among the top 10 centers in his class.

As a freshman, Parker helped lead his team to a 30-3 record and the Georgia Class 4A state championship. He started 32 games and averaged 7.5 points. and 10.3 rebounds.

Tags: Alabama, Florida, Georgetown, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Miami, West Virginia, Adam Zagoria
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Anthony Davis is ranked as the No. 2 power forward in the Class of 2011, yet hardly anyone knew who he was before this spring.

After growing seven inches in a year, Davis is now 6 feet, 9 inches and 187 pounds.

"He went through a major, major growth spurt," said Anthony Davis Sr. "He's eating us out of house and home, for sure. He just won't gain the weight."

Tags: Duke, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, Memphis, North Carolina, Ohio State, Syracuse, Adam Zagoria
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Even Chane Behanan admitted to being surprised at his most recent performance.

After averaging 14.7 points and leading the Hawks to the championship game, the 6-foot-6, 240-pound Behanan was named the Most Valuable Player of the NBA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, Va.

"I was shocked," Behanan, the No. 6 power forward in the Class of 2011, said Sunday night in a phone interview. "I felt good this morning. A lot of people came through that camp and I was the most outstanding one so I was kind of happy."

Tags: Alabama, Cincinnati, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Purdue, Texas, West Virginia, Adam Zagoria
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NEW YORK -- Malcolm Gilbert didn't score a single point during Sunday's 17-and-under Gold championship game at the Rumble in the Bronx at Fordham University.

But at 6 feet, 11 inches tall, Gilbert was a major factor in helping East Coast Elite down Andre Drummond and the Connecticut Basketball Club, 63-58, for the title.

Gilbert had five blocks on Drummond, the No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2012, in the first half and six total blocks in the game. He also finished with 9 rebounds -- 6 offensive, 3 defensive -- before fouling out with 54 seconds remaining.

Tags: Duke, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Harvard, Miami, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Princeton, St. Joe's, Adam Zagoria
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Ryan Arcidiacono drove to the hoop for a reverse layup last Friday night at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions in North Carolina when an opposing player undercut him and sent him flying to the floor.

"The kid shoved me and took my legs out and my face hit the ground pretty hard," recalled Arcidiacono, a 16-year-old rising junior at Neshaminy (Pa.) High School. "It just hurt. It felt like I had a golf ball in my face. I had blood on my hands. It was just gushing blood."

It was after midnight when Gene Rice, Arcidiacono's AAU coach with the PA Playaz, took his 6-foot-4, 190-pound point guard to the Wake Forest University Medical Center where he took eight stitches in the forehead.

Tags: Florida, Georgia Tech, N.C. State, Notre Dame, Princeton, Rice, Rutgers, St. Joe's, Temple, Texas, Villanova, Wake Forest, Adam Zagoria
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Tyrone Johnson, one of the most sought after point guards in the Class of 2011, is close to trimming his college list.

The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Johnson out of Plainfield (N.J.) High School is the No. 13 point guard in the rising senior class, according to Rivals.

The schools who have offered him include Georgetown, Villanova, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma State, UNLV, Temple and Miami. West Virginia, Florida State, Georgia Tech and UConn have shown interest.

Tags: Georgia Tech, Miami, Oklahoma State, Rutgers, Seton Hall, UConn, UNLV, Villanova, West Virginia, Adam Zagoria
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Ryan Rhoomes earned MVP honors Sunday at the iS8 Nike Spring Classic after putting up 12 points to lead the New York Panthers to an 82-80 victory over New Heights.

Maryland-bound junior point guard Sterling Gibbs added 18 points in the win for the Panthers. Jeffrey Short scored 15 points and Pittsburgh-bound wing J.J. Moore tallied 14.

"I thought the two most consistent players today for us were Ryan Rhoomes and Sterling Gibbs," said Panthers coach Gary Charles, whose program has won 17 IS8 championships. "From the beginning to the end, they were the most solid players that we had today."

Tags: Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Memphis, Paterson Catholic, St. Anthony, St. Benedict's, St. Patrick, Temple, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Adam Zagoria
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Former St. John's signee Ronald Roberts is considering three schools and hopes to decide within about a week.

"He's leaving today [Friday] for Virginia and he's going to Georgia Tech either Monday-Tuesday or Tuesday-Wednesday or next weekend. I'm trying to find out if I can get him out of school next week," St. Peter's Prep coach Mike Kelly said Friday.

"Then he's going to make a decision based upon Georgia Tech, Virginia or St. Joseph," Kelly added.

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Dwayne Polee will take an official visit to Oregon beginning Saturday and says he will probably make a college announcement after the trip.

"Yeah, probably after this visit," he wrote Thursday by text.

An athletic 6-foot-7 wing who averaged 21 points and 8 rebounds last season at Los Angeles Westchester High, Polee is down to St. John's, Georgia and Oregon.

Tags: Georgia, Oregon, St. John's, Adam Zagoria
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Quick work by Dana Altman.

No sooner does the former Creighton coach get the Oregon job, than he persuades Los Angeles Westchester star Dwayne Polee to postpone his college announcement until after visiting the Oregon campus Friday.

The 6-foot-7 Polee was to announce between St. John's and Georgia at halftime of the Collision all-star game Saturday night, but decided to hold off instead.

Tags: Coaching moves, Georgia, Oregon, St. John's, Washington, Adam Zagoria
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St. John's hired a West Coast coach in Steve Lavin and now he's hoping to land a West Coast player as his first recruit.

Dwayne Polee, a 6-foot-7 forward out of Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester, will announce his college choice at halftime of Saturday's Collision all-star game at El Camino College.

"St. John's and UGA," Polee wrote Thursday in a text, referring to his final two choices of? St. John's and Georgia.

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NEW YORK -- Gilvydas Biruta can't make a move until the Fred Hill mess is cleared up at Rutgers.

Biruta, a 6-foot-8 forward originally from Lithuania, has asked to be released from his Letter of Intent at the Big East school, but it has not been granted.

Rutgers is apparently waiting to either officially fire Hill or reach a financial settlement with him before proceeding with the St. Benedict's Prep forward.

Tags: Creighton, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Oklahoma, Rutgers, Seton Hall, St. Benedict's, St. Joe's, Adam Zagoria
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SYRACUSE -- Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt called St. John's at about 1 p.m. Thursday and said he would not accept the job, according to a source with direct knowledge.

"He's not taking the job," the source said.

Hewitt has a wife, three daughters, parents and a younger brother in the Atlanta area and cited "family reasons," among others.

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St. John's athletic director Chris Monasch met with Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt Tuesday night in Atlanta but no job offer was made, according to a source close to Hewitt.

"They did meet but Hewitt was not offered the job. They had a conversation," the source said.

The source was uncertain if the two men would meet again in person or how they would proceed.

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Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt will interview Wednesday for the St. John's coaching vacancy, according to a report on the New York Post's Website.

As reported earlier Tuesday by SNY.tv, Georgia Tech granted St. John's officials permission to speak with Hewitt about its coaching vacancy.

"They've asked for permission and permission has been granted," said Georgia Tech spokesman Mike Stamus.

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Georgia Tech has granted St. John's officials permission to speak with head coach Paul Hewitt about its coaching vacancy.

"They've asked for permission and permission has been granted," said Georgia Tech spokesman Mike Stamus.

Stamus said St.? John's had contacted Georgia Tech earlier Tuesday and that Hewitt had no comment on the matter.

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Michael Gilchrist, the No. 1 junior in the nation and arguably the top high school prospect overall, says he is considering six colleges.

The 6-foot-7 Gilchrist of Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick lists Oregon, Villanova, Texas, Kentucky, Michigan and Georgia Tech, according to Alex Schwartz of the NBE Basketball Report.

?I like Villanova a lot,? Gilchrist said.

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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.

Tags: Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Miami, Providence, Rice High School, Seton Hall, St. John's, UConn, Adam Zagoria
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NEWARK -- Seton Hall had three of the top juniors in the New York metropolitan area on hand Saturday when it beat Cincinnati, 83-76, for its first Big East win of the season.

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."

Tags: Arizona, Duke, Florida, Florida International, Georgia Tech, Kyrie Irving, Maryland, Michael Gilchrist, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Paterson Catholic, Pittsburgh, Rice High School, Rutgers, Seton Hall, St. Anthony, St. Benedict's, St. John's, St. Patrick, Texas, Villanova, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Adam Zagoria
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The two top high school basketball players in New York State will make their college announcements within a 24-hour span this week.

JayVaughn Pinkston, a 6-6 combo forward from Brooklyn Bishop Loughlin considered the top prospect in New York City, will announce at 3 p.m. Wednesday at his school.

The Daily News reported on its Website Tuesday that sources indicated Pinkston would announce for Tennessee, but New Heights athletic director Kimani Young said, "Nobody confirmed that."

Tags: Georgia Tech, Jayvaughn Pinkston, Kentucky, Marquette, Maryland, Oklahoma, Oregon, Seton Hall, St. John's, Tobias Harris, UCLA, Villanova, Washington, West Virginia, Adam Zagoria
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With the NCAA early signing period for basketball beginning on Wednesday, several top New York-area stars are still mulling their decisions and may sign late, while others appear on the verge of announcing.

JayVaughn Pinkston, a 6-foot-6 forward from Bishop Loughlin considered the top prospect in the Big Apple, hasn't picked a school yet and may or may not sign late.

"We cannot say definitively," New Heights athletic director Kimani Young said Wednesday morning. "There's still a possibility that he commits early.

Tags: Arizona, Duke, Georgia Tech, Hurleys, Jayvaughn Pinkston, Kansas, Kentucky, Kyrie Irving, Louisville, Maryland, Oak Hill Academy, Oklahoma, Oregon, Paterson Catholic, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Seton Hall, St. Anthony, St. Benedict's, St. John's, St. Patrick, Tennessee, UConn, Vanderbilt, Adam Zagoria
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C.J. Leslie is still plotting out his official visits and my not sign until the late signing period in the spring.

"He probably won't sign until the spring. I can't say for 100 percent sure," Lisa Leslie, C.J.'s mom, said Saturday in a phone interview.

The 6-foot-8, 205-pound Leslie out of Raleigh (N.C.) Word of God Academy is the No. 4 power forward in the nation, according to Rivals.

Tags: Florida International, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Maryland, N.C. State, North Carolina, Oregon, Seton Hall, Adam Zagoria
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St. Patricks basketball star Kyrie Irving commits to Duke
Kyrie Irving made it official on ESPNU Thursday night, putting on a blue Duke baseball hat and announcing his intention to play for the Blue Devils.

A senior at Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick, Irving chose Duke over Texas A&M and Kentucky, both of which he took official visits to. He canceled visits to Georgia Tech and Seton Hall after deciding to announce.

"I''m pleased to announce that I will be committing to Duke University," he said. "I will be a Blue Devil next year."

Tags: Duke, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Kyrie Irving, Seton Hall, St. Patrick, Texas A&M, Adam Zagoria
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Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick?point guard Kyrie Irving has committed to Duke and will announce sometime this week, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation.

The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Irving is the No. 4 point guard in the Class of 2010 and the No. 9 overall player, according to Rivals.com.

"He's definitely going to Duke and if he doesn't announce it tomorrow [Wednesday] he'll probably announce it Thursday," said one Division 1 assistant coach involved in Irving's recruitment.

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When Midnight Madness?tips off?around the nation Friday night, many of the top New York-area prospects won't be in the Big Apple.

They'll be?taking in the show at?Kentucky.

"I'm excited, it should be good," said Dix Hills (N.Y.) Half Hollow Hills West forward Tobias Harris, who leaves Friday for Kentucky's "Big Blue Madness."

Tags: Florida, Georgia Tech, John Wall, Kansas, Kentucky, Kyrie Irving, Louisville, Maryland, Memphis, Michael Gilchrist, Oak Hill Academy, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Pittsburgh, Providence, Rutgers, Seton Hall, St. Anthony, St. John's, St. Patrick, Syracuse, Tennessee, Tobias Harris, UConn, Villanova, West Virginia, Adam Zagoria
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UConn coach Jim Calhoun has found his latest big man.

Michael Bradley, a 6-foot-9, 210-pound?forward/center out of Chattanooga (Tenn.) Tyner Academy, called Calhoun Tuesday night to tell him he was choosing the Huskies over Drake.

"He was excited. He was like, 'Welcome to the family' and stuff like that," Bradley said Wednesday by phone.

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Kyrie Irving has now completed two official visits and still plans to take the?three others?he initially planned.

After a weekend official to Texas A&M in which the Aggies lost to Oklahoma State 36-31 in football, Irving texted me Sunday to say, "It was good. I really enjoyed it."

The 6-foot-2 Irving, a senior point guard at Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick,?said he still planned to visit Kentucky next weekend for Big Blue Madness.

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The longer Kyrie Irving goes without committing to Duke, the better it is for the other four schools in the Irving Sweepstakes.

The 6-foot-2 Irving out of Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick still hasn't committed to the Dukies and will head out today on his second official visit to Texas A&M.

"Getting ready for my visit at Texas a and m tmrw...let's do it!!" Irving Tweeted this week.

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As of Wednesday morning, Michael Bradley has still not chosen a school.

"He has not made a decision yet," said Chattanooga (Tenn.) Tyner Academy coach Gerald Harris.

The 6-foot-10 Bradley is considering UConn, Drake and Georgia, Harris said.

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C.J. Leslie's high school coach says Leslie has a list of about 11 schools and that there is no clear leader at this point.

"C.J.?is still wide open with his recruitment. He doesn't have a strong leader," Raleigh (NC) Word of God coach Erasto Hatchett said Friday. "He's still entertaining about 10 schools as of right now. He's completed some home visits. He just had his last visit?[Thursday] night with Georgetown. Seton Hall was there the night before."

Hatchett said the 6-foot-8, 205-pound Leslie is considering Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Georgetown, Seton Hall, Arizona State,?Georgia Tech, Oregon, Florida and Florida International.

Tags: Florida, Florida International, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Maryland, N.C. State, North Carolina, Oregon, Seton Hall, Adam Zagoria
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After I initally posted this earlier today, I came across Kyrie's interview with DimeMag where he says this about Duke.

"I guess you could say that I?m leaning toward Duke. I?m just not ready to commit. It was my first visit and of course I?m really high on them and like I said I have that feeling, but I think it?s only smart to compare it to something," the 6-2 Irving said.

He added: "Well, I?ve got that feeling with Duke, but I want to go on a few more visits to compare it all. I?m not ready to commit yet. I just want to make sure everything is right. Duke and Indiana were my top two schools, and Duke is up there, but I like the other schools too."

Tags: Duke, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Seton Hall, Texas A&M, Tobias Harris, Tom Konchalski, Adam Zagoria
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