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UConn assistants Kevin Ollie and Glen Miller will watch uncommitted 2012 shooting guard?Sam Cassell Jr. today at the National Prep Invitational in Rhode Island, according to Notre Dame Prep head coach Ryan Hurd.

The 6-foot-2 Cassell Jr. went for 40 points last Friday against Winchendon and is now hearing from UConn, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, USF, UCF, Washington, Maryland and Seton Hall, Hurd and Cassell Jr. said.

"I think I can bring energy to a team along with some scoring," Cassell Jr. told SNY.tv.

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Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin redshirted Sean Kilpatrick two years ago because he would've been playing behind veteran guard Deonta Vaughn?and one-and-done phenom?Lance Stephenson.

Once Vaughn and Stephenson departed, it opened the doors for Kilpatrick to step into a major role with the Bearcats.

Now a sophomore, the 6-foot-4 wing is a major reason why Cincinnati?(15-4 overall, 5-1 in the Big East) is off to its best start in conference play since joining the league in 2005.

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Adonis Filer, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound point guard from Hammond (Ind.), has verbally committed to Clemson and is expected to sign Wednesday.

"Yeah, I did," Filer, the Rivals No. 24 point guard in the Class of 2012, told SNY.tv by phone. "That seemed like the right school for me. My family talked about it and it seemed it was the right fit."

Filer, who becomes the fifth 2012 commit for coach Brad Brownell's club, also considered Utah, Purdue and Tennessee and said he expects to help Clemson right away.

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Steven Adams will be eligible for the 2012 NBA Draft.

But the 7-footer will spend next year at Notre Dame Prep after graduating from Scots College in New Zealand before heading to Pittsburgh for the 2012-13 season.

"He's coming to our school," Notre Dame Prep coach Ryan Hurd told SNY.tv by phone. "We're excited to have him here next year."

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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- Notre Dame Prep guard Myles Davis could announce his college choice as early as Friday.

If the Playaz Basketball Club reaches the finals of the Nike Peach Jam here (7 p.m. Friday), Davis plans to announce on ESPNU.

"If we do make it to the TV game, I would commit on TV," the 6-foot-1 Plainfield, N.J. native said after scoring 21 points on 8 of 14 shooting in a 90-82 victory over The Family from Detroit.

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BOSTON -- Rutgers-bound shooting guard Mike Taylor of Brooklyn Boys & Girls will attend prep school next season instead of going directly to college.

"Yes, I am," Taylor said by text. "I think I really need a year to mature with my game and personality. I don't think I'm 100 percent ready."

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Little more than a month since committing to Providence on Christmas Day, Ricardo Ledo has decommitted.

The No. 2 shooting guard in the Class of 2012 from Fitchburg (Mass.) Notre Dame Prep announced the move on his Twitter.

?I'm no longer a providence friar I decided to open my recruitment back up and view my other options.?

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Providence is the latest school to offer Todd Mayo, the 6-foot-4 uncommitted senior combo guard from Notre Dame Prep and the half-brother of Memphis Grizzlies guard O.J. Mayo.

"I like Providence," Mayo said after watching the Friars shock No. 8 Villanova, 83-68. "They definitely get up and down and play. They play hard, never quit and what really surprised me was they made some guards that possibly could be in the NBA this year or next year quit. Providence never let up and it's the second team they have knocked off this year that was highly ranked in the country."

Half a dozen Notre Dame Prep players attended the game with head coach?Ryan Hurd, including 2012 Providence commit?Ricky Ledo.

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NEW YORK -- Khem Birch was sitting in the front seat of a 2011 Dodge Journey alongside Notre Dame Prep coach Ryan Hurd Saturday afternoon as they traveled on I-95 to New York City.

Hurd's car was the first of three Notre Dame Prep vehicles taking the basketball team from Fitchburg, Mass., to face South Kent (Conn.) for a 3:30 tip-off at the Big Apple Basketball Invitational at Baruch College.

All of a sudden, while they were in Norwalk, Conn., another vehicle cut across two lanes of traffic, causing an accident about six cars in front of them.

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2011 DePaul commit?Braeden Anderson says Cal is now the top choice for his new destination after signing his release papers.

?Cal is the favorite, I would say,? the 6-foot-8 forward told Alex Kline of TheRecruitScoop.com. ?I have a good friend on the team, my fellow Canadian,?Emerson Murray. They have really nice facilities, great academics and it wouldn?t hurt living in California.?

Anderson, a native of Calgary, Alberta, said Virginia was in the mix, too.

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(Photos courtesy Damion Reed / Big Apple Basketball)

NEW YORK -- While the future may be bright for the St. John's basketball program, Saturday was a tough day for its prospective stars.

Three 2011 commits -- Maurice Harkless, Sir'Dominic Pointer and Dwight Meikle -- lost a pair of games at the Big Apple Invitational with Johnnies head coach Steve Lavin and his staff looking on.

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NEW YORK -- After spending the afternoon at the Big Apple Basketball Invitational at Baruch College, here's a look at six of the top uncommitted players who excelled today:

**Devin Coleman, 6-3 2011 G, Friends' Central (Pa.)

Coleman was named MVP after notching game-highs of 30 points? and 12 rebounds in Friends' 63-50 victory over Quality Education (N.C).? He was 8 of 14 from the field, 2 of 2 from 3 and a perfect 12 of 12 from the line. The play of the game was Coleman's flying one-handed dunk at the end of the third period.

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Khem Birch, who was initially Class of 2012, signed with Pittsburgh on Wednesday for their 2011 class and will forgo his postgraduate year at Notre Dame Prep.

"I decided that the best thing for my development was to begin my college career next year," Birch told the FlagrantFouls.com Website, which first reported the news. ?"I'm going to go to college where I will be a 3/4. ? I just feel that I have a better chance to develop my skills on the perimeter at the next level than I do with another year of high school."

Notre Dame Prep coach Ryan Hurd confirmed the development by phone and said he supported Birch's decision.

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Adam Finkelstein's National Prep Showcase runs this weekend, Nov. 19-21, at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Conn.

If you want to catch some future Big East and other college stars, you might want to head on up.

Among those scheduled to play are St. John's commits Maurice Harkless of South Kent (Conn.) and JaKarr Sampson of Brewster (N.H.) Academy, Seton Hall pledge Aaron Cosby of Northfield Mount Hermon; Rutgers pledge Derrick Randall of South Kent; Syracuse pledge Michael Carter-Williams of St. Andrew's (Mass.); 2012 Pitt commit Khem Birch of Notre Dame Prep and Kansas commit Naadir Tharpe of Brewster.

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