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UNION, N.J. -- There were days, not so long ago, when Mike Rice wondered whether he would ever coach in basketball again.

After all, Rice was fired by Rutgers in 2013 after he was caught on videotape hurling basketballs and homophobic slurs at his players. Amid a scandal that made headlines across America and triggered a national debate about what constitutes abusive behavior by coaches at all levels, Rice was even lampooned by Melissa McCarthy on "Saturday Night Live."

"I'm always a positive thinker, but yes there were questions," Rice told me Saturday night.

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There are three heavy favorites to win the New Jersey Tournament of Champions title in March: St. Anthony's, St. Patrick's and Roselle Catholic.

Two of those "Big Three" will meet in the span of four days when St. Pat's (10-3) and Roselle Catholic (10-3) essentially play a home-and-home series on Wednesday night (7:30 p.m.) at Rahway High School (where St. Pat's plays its home games) and on Saturday night at Roselle Catholic (7 p.m.).

By Saturday night, fans of Garden State high school hoops may have a clearer picture of where the TOC favorites stand, although St. Anthony's already owns a 60-56 win over St. Pat's at the Dan Finn Classic and remains unbeaten on the season. The Friars are ranked No. 4 nationally by USA Today.

Tags: Andre Rafus, Mike Rice, Naz Reid, Nick Richards, Roselle Catholic, St. Patrick's, Adam Zagoria
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St. Patrick's lost two games in two days over the weekend by a combined 8 points.

The Celtics fell to St. Anthony's, 60-56, on Saturday in the Dan Finn Classic in Jersey City. After traveling up to Springfield, Mass., on Sunday, St. Pat's then lost a tough one to La Lumiere (IN), 62-58, in OT because junior Brian Bowen went off for 29 points.

So on Tuesday night, the Celtics got a visit from a special guest.

Tags: Kyrie Irving, Mike Rice, St. Patrick's, Adam Zagoria
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Mike Rice will coach St. Patrick's against St. Anthony's on Saturday in the Dan Finn Classic. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
Mike Rice will coach St. Patrick's against St. Anthony's on Saturday in the Dan Finn Classic. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

UNION, N.J. -- During St. Anthony's 88-27 destruction of Red Bank Catholic on Sunday at Kean University's Harwood Arena, Mike Rice sat courtside alongside several other college coaches.

Whereas a couple of years ago, Rice might have been scouting St. Anthony's in order to recruit players for the Rutgers men's basketball team, now he was scouting them in a new role.

As the coach of The Patrick School, Rice will go head-to-head with his friend, Naismith Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley, and his team on Saturday afternoon in the Dan Finn Classic at the Jersey City Armory.

Tags: Daniel Mading, Mike Rice, Nick Richards, St. Anthony's, St. Patrick's
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UNLV has fired coach Dave Rice, and Todd Simon will take over as the interim head coach. (Troy Babbitt / USA Today Sports)
UNLV has fired coach Dave Rice, and Todd Simon will take over as the interim head coach. (Troy Babbitt / USA Today Sports)

Dave Rice is out as the UNLV head coach.

The University said on Sunday that Rice resigned, but a source close to the staff said the coach was "fired."

Todd Simon, in his third season on staff and his first as associate head coach, will take over as the interim head coach. Simon is the former head coach at Findlay Prep and also a former UNLV video assistant.

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In what could turn out to be a George Costanza-style worlds-colliding moment, the current and former coaches of The Patrick School could square off later this month in the prestigious City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, Fla.

The current coach is none other than former Rutgers coach Mike Rice, while the former coach is Kevin Boyle, now the head man at Montverde (FL) Academy, the No. 1 team in the nation according to USA Today. The two schools are on opposite sides of the bracket for the event which runs Dec. 18-23.

"The interesting thing is that there is a chance we play them in the City of Palms," Boyle said Wednesday on The 4 Quarters Podcast. "We're on one side of the bracket, and they're on the other side of the bracket and I think they have an excellent chance of getting to the championship. We probably have a harder road than them."

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Former Rutgers coach Mike Rice was his first game Saturday night as interim head coach at St. Patrick's High School, beating Miami (FL) Norland at the City of Palms Classic. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
Former Rutgers coach Mike Rice was his first game Saturday night as interim head coach at St. Patrick's High School, beating Miami (FL) Norland at the City of Palms Classic. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Former Rutgers coach Mike Rice is back on the sidelines.

Rice is now the interim head coach at The Patrick School in Elizabeth, N.J., the school that produced current NBA players Kyrie Irving and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, among others.

The news was first reported by SNY.tv on Sunday afternoon, with ESPN later giving credit.

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Rivalry Check is an ongoing series in which we preview 10 of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.

New Faces:?It was certainly not a busy offseason in the nation's capital, as the Wizards have added only a few role players to surround their core talent. Among the new additions is former New York Knicks forward Al Harrington, who after missing almost all of last season will attempt to add some depth to the frontcourt.

Earlier in the offseason, the Wizards addressed their backcourt. The team added veteran point guard Eric Maynor to back up John Wall. Maynor fell out of the rotation in Oklahoma City, but at times was a valuable backup for the Thunder.

Tags: al harrington, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Singleton, Emeka Okafor, eric maynor, glenn rice jr., j.r. smith, Jan Vesely, jason collins, john wall, Kevin Seraphin., Knicks, Nene Hilario, otto porter, Raymond Felton, RivalryCheck, Trevor Ariza, Trevor Booker, Sam Spiegelman
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By JOSH NEWMAN

Special to ZAGSBLOG

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With the 2013 NFL Draft less than a month away, TJB will offer some daily insight on players in this year's draft class. ?Here is one is a series of profiles of players who could be on the board when it?s time for the Jets to make a selection.

VANCE McDONALDPosition: Tight End

School: Rice

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When the NCAA Tournament began, Rice High School had four players representing the Harlem school that closed its doors for financial reasons in 2011.

Now there is just one.

Miami senior guard Durand Scott is the last Rice alum standing now that Cincinnati's?Jermaine Sanders, Kansas State?s?Shane Southwell?and VCU?s?Melvin Johnson are all out.

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PHILADELPHIA -- It has been two years since the doors closed for good at storied Rice High School in Harlem.

The Catholic school that produced Kemba Walker,?Andre Barrett,?Felipe Lopez?and?Kenny Satterfield?shut down in 2011 for financial reasons, but several Rice players hope to represent the school in this NCAA Tournament.

"It's really weird being that the school is closed and no more players can come out of there, but it's great to be one of the last guys to do it," Cincinnati sophomore forward?Jermaine Sanders told SNY.tv in advance of today's second-round game with Creighton here.

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Randy Moss says he is the greatest WR of all time.....

"Now that I'm older, I do think I'm the greatest receiver to ever do it," Moss said as per the Detroit Free Press. "I don't think numbers stand because you talk about this and this. This year has been a down year for me statistically. The year before I retired was a down year and then in Oakland was a down year.

"So I don't really live on numbers. I live on impact and what you're able to do out on that field, so I really do think that I'm the greatest receiver to ever play this game."

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For the second straight week, the Giants forgot they had a football game to play on Sunday. The Ravens exploited the Giants? defense for a 33-14 blowout victory.

And Corey Webster was one of the main defensive culprits for the Giants.

Play after play, Joe Flacco found Torrey Smith on Webster?s side. Granted, Flacco made some great throws, but for the guy who is supposed to be the Giants? best cornerback, Webster was downright terrible.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, anquan boldin, blowout, defense, Joe Flacco, NY Giants, Editorial Aside, ravens, ray rice, torrey smith
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Fourth Quarter

- 3rd downs are easy for the Ravens today. They could take a knee on the first two plays of each drive and still convert easily. This giants defense is a joke and they've lost all f what made them champions last season.

- The Ravens settle for a FG but take 6 minutes off of the clock with that drive. Their lead is now 23 points and the Giants must hope for a miracle collapse.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, AFC, Baltimore, Baltimore Ravens, Dvision, Eli Manning, giants, New York, NFC, NFC East, NFL, playoffs, ravens, ray lewis, ray rice, week 16
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Ravens' RB Ray Rice, a product of New Rochelle by way of Rutgers, knows a few things about children and families dealing with adversity. His father, Calvin Reed was shot dead in a drive-by shooting when Ray was only a year old. His uncle -?Myshawn Rice-Nichols ?- who had become Ray's surrogate father, was killed in a car accident in 1998 involving a drunk driver.

Yesterday, in his media session, Rice addressed the outreach done by the Giants' Victor Cruz to connect with the families of the victims of the Newtown, CT shootings.

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This is not Newton's Laws of Physics, but it is a theory.

For all of the turmoil surrounding New York's inability to consistently win football games, there is equal to or greater panic in Baltimore regarding the Ravens' offensive identity.

Your welcome.

Tags: Antrel Rolle, cam cameron, Chris Canty, Jason Pierre-Paul, jim caldwell, Joe Flacco, Matt Ryan, New York Giants, Editorial Aside, ray rice
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It's been a tumultuous season for both the New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens, both teams that have had their share of struggles and endured criticism in recent weeks.

The Giants have exchanged wins and losses each week since their Week 11 bye, and overall have won two of their last six contests. The most recent loss came in the form of a 34-0 shutout complements of the Atlanta Falcons.

The loss downgraded New York out of the playoff picture and creating a three-way tie atop the NFC East. The Washington Redskins assumed the No. 4 seed in the bracket, with Dallas and New York on the outside looking in.

Tags: cam cameron, Eli Manning, jim caldwell, Joe Flacco, New York Giants, ray rice, Tom Coughlin
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Arsalan Kazemi is the latest player to leave the Rice basketball program, the sixth to be exact.

"There have been more than 450 basketball transfers -- a record high -- in collegiate athletics over the past year, and unfortunately, Rice is not immune," Rice AD Rick Greenspan said in a statement. "We take pride in the high graduation rate of our Rice student-athletes, and we're always sad when a student-athlete leaves without finishing his or her degree, but we wish Arsalan all the best."

Kazemi, a 6-foot-7 senior who averaged 12.1 points and 10.3 rebounds last season, told Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com he is considering six schools -- Kentucky, Texas, Oregon, Ohio State, Florida and Cincinnati.

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TheJetsBlog is pleased to announce that Kristian Dyer will be writing some weekly pieces for the blog this season. ?Look for his work throughout the week.?

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- During his Monday afternoon press conference, Jets head coach Rex Ryan dubbed massive nose tackle Damon Harrison ?Big Snacks.? The ?Big? part of that moniker certainly makes sense, with Harrison casting a giant shadow at six foot four inches and 335 pounds.

Tags: Damon Harrison, Hurricane Rita, Karl Dunbar, NAIA, New York Jets, News, Player Profile, Rex Ryan, Rice Krispie Treats, William Penn, Brian Bassett
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Edgar Sosa, the former Rice High School and Louisville standout, suffered a gruesome leg injury Monday while playing for the Dominican Republic against Panama in the?2011 FIBA Americas Championship.

According to John Calipari's official website, Sosa drove to the basket with 37.9 seconds remaining in the DR's 92-68 victory and sustained a compound fracture of his right fibula and tibia.

?From what they?re seeing right now, they?ve just got to place it,? Calipari said on his website. ?It?s crazy, nobody fell on him or anything.?It?s sad because this kid just had a heck of a game. He had 13 points, eight rebounds and was playing a lot better.?

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In his effort to rebuild the program at St. Benedict's Prep, new coach Mark Taylor is reaching into New York City.

Kevin Mickle, a 6-foot-7, 191-pound sophomore wing from Adelphi Academy, will attend the Newark school next season, and Melvin Johnson, a 6-3, 185-pound two guard out of Rice High is considering attending.

"I think it's a great coaching staff over there that can help me get to a certain point that I want to play," Mickle said by phone.

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Rice High School, the storied home of former stars like?Kemba Walker,?Andre Barrett,?Felipe Lopez and?Kenny Satterfield, is on the brink of closing.

"The school is in legitimate jeopardy of closing," Rice assistant coach Kimani Young told SNY.tv Monday. "The school is exploring options to stay open."

Young said officials were looking into moving the school to All Saints Middle School or Charles Middle School in Harlem.

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Former N.C. State point guard Ryan Harrow will make a decision on his new destination by the end of the month.

"After this visit I have to sit down and evaluate all schools and make an informative decision," Harrow Tweeted Tuesday. "Place where I can [im]prove and will be happy."

He and his mother, Fern Matthews, are winding up a 10-day, five-school trip that will culminate at St. John's Wednesday.

Tags: Arizona, Rice High School, St. John's, Transfers, Adam Zagoria
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Kelvin Amayo wants to play in the Big East Conference but is uncertain if he will end up there.

Amayo's teammates at Newark Nia Prep, Shaquille Thomas (Cincinnati) and Ryan Rhoomes (TCU), are both headed to the Big East (TCU beginning in 2012), and he wants the chance to compete against them.

"I want to play against Shaq and Ryan," the Hillside, N.J., said Friday by phone. "I gotta kill Shaq and Ryan when they get to the Big East."

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Newark NIA Prep combo guard Kelvin Amayo will take an official visit Thursday to Rice University along with coach Rudy King.

Alif Muhammad of NIA Prep said Louisville coach Rick Pitino also called Amayo Tuesday to express interest.

The 6-foot-5 Amayo is considering Rice and Towson, but Virginia Tech and Wyoming have also expressed interest.

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HOUSTON ? Two players and a coach engaged in a heartfelt embrace last Saturday after UConn beat Arizona to win the West Regional in Anaheim, Calif.

One player, Kemba Walker, was overwhelmed by the moment. He and the Huskies were moving on to the Final Four for the second time in three years.

The other, Lamont ?Momo? Jones, and the Arizona assistant, Book Richardson, were crestfallen. Their season, which included a beatdown of defending national champion Duke in the regional semifinal, was suddenly over.

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NEWARK -- There has been much hand wringing in recent years about the decline and fall of New York City basketball.

But one look at the remaining teams in the NCAA Tournament reveals that the Big Apple is represented well.

Kemba Walker of UConn, Lamont "Momo" Jones and Kevin Parrom of Arizona, Doron Lamb of Kentucky and Erving Walker of Florida are all from New York.

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Kemba Walker wasn't sure his old coach would ever leave Rice High School.

After all, Moe Hicks had been at the Catholic powerhouse in Harlem since 1994 and was one of the most respected and accomplished prep coaches in the tri-state area.

"It?s about time he jumped into college coaching," Walker said Wednesday. "I honestly didn?t think he would ever do it, but I?m happy for him. He had so many great accomplishments on the high school level, I think it?s time for him to excel on the college level.?

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UNION, N.J. -- Kelvin Amayo turned up Sunday at Kean University to watch the St. Benedict's-St. Patrick game with his NIA Prep teammates.

The 6-foot-5, 210-pound fifth-year point guard shared the gym with Rutgers head coach Mike Rice, Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard and other coaches, which seems only appropriate since he's being courted by various Big East schools.

"I have offers from Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Seton Hall, Colorado, Iowa State, some more schools," Amayo, a Hillside, N.J. native, said during a break in the action. "Arizona State just came in today, so I don't have no favorite right now."

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Kadeem Jack practiced with the Rutgers basketball team for the first time Sunday afternoon, but head coach Mike Rice says Jack will definitely redshirt this season.

"He's not going to play," Rice, whose team takes a six-game winning streak into Tuesday's tilt with North Carolina at Madison Square Garden,? said by phone.? "He's going to redshirt."

Memphis coach Josh Pastner was forced to take the redshirt off freshman Hippolyte Tsafack this season after Angel Garcia opted to go pro in the second semester.

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Freddie Wilson, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound combo guard from New Haven (Conn.) Hillhouse, signed with Seton Hall, according to Hillhouse coach Ty Sullivan.

Wilson, who averaged 21 points, eight assists and five rebounds, also considered Fordham and Drexel.

"He's a combination guard," New York recruiting expert Tom Konchalski said. "Very high energy. Quick, very aggressive. Never takes a step backward. He attacks the basket and is always in attack mode. Not a pure point, not a pure shooter, but very high energy. He can be a very good press player."

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Jarelle Reischel, a 6-foot-6, 204-pound wing from Point Pleasant Beach (N.J.) High, has shuffled his visits a bit.

Having already visited Rice officially, Reischel will visit Seton Hall Oct. 14, Georgetown Oct. 21, Penn State Oct. 30 and Temple at a date TBD.

"They're all kind of equal," he said Friday by phone. "I visited all of them unofficially. I'll get a better feel for which school will lead after I take my official visits."

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Jarelle Reischel, a 6-foot-6, 205-pound wing from Point Pleasant Beach (N.J.) High, has settled on five schools.

He visits Rice Thursday, Georgetown (Oct. 8), Seton Hall (Oct. 14), Penn State (Oct. 28) and Temple (TBD), according to his high school coach, Nick Catania.

"They're all in a pretty good position," Catania said. "They've all worked pretty hard at it. That's coming from him."

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Here's a video I shot Monday at Gallagher's in NYC.? Steve Young, Warren Moon, Harry Carson, Jerry Rice and Roger Staubach were on a panel taking questions.? The event was to launch VanHeusen's Fan's Choice campaign to elect the Hall of Fame class of 2011.....

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The July recruiting period will wind down with a one-day event known as the Summer Classic on Saturday? at Fordham University.

Among the featured teams expected are: New Heights, NJ Playaz, Long Island Lightning, Metro Hawks, Expressions, NY Panthers, Team NJABC and Juice All-Stars.

Some of the top players on hand will be Maurice Harkless, Jermaine Sanders, Sidiki Johnson (Arizona), Myles Mack, Myles Davis, Desmond Hubert, Derrick Randall, Nkereuwem Okoro and Daniel Dingle.

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Another day, another group of stud recruits at Rutgers.

The Scarlet Knights hosted Rakeem Christmas, a 6-8 center ranked No. 1 in the Class of 2011 at his position; Jermaine Sanders,? a 6-5 wing from Manhattan Rice; Greg Lewis, a 6-9 center from Baltimore St. Frances ranked No. 10 at his position; Kevin Smith, a 6-1 point guard from Baltimore Huntington Prep; and Aaron Brown, a 6-5 wing from Penn Wood (Pa.) High.

Christmas, out of Academy of the New Church in Bryn Athyn, Pa., visited with his aunt, Amira Hamid, from 11-2 p.m, but did not run with the team.

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In what may prove a precursor to his college career, Jermaine Sanders lit it up this weekend on the Villanova campus.

The 6-foot-4, 205-pound rising senior wing from Rice High School averaged 18 points and 8 rebounds and hit two game-winning shots to lead Rice to a perfect 5-0 mark at Villanova's team camp.

"Jermaine has a high basketball IQ," said New Heights AD and Rice assistant Kimani Young.? "Once he increases his strength and conditioning, the sky's the limit for him.

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The past several months have not been pleasant for Kemba Walker and the UConn men's basketball team.

The Huskies were bounced out of the Big East tournament in March when St. John's hammered them by 22 points.

After reaching the Final Four in 2009, UConn didn't even qualify for the Big Dance in 2010.

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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.

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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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UConn is holding a press conference at 10 a.m. on Friday to announce an update to the NCAA investigation of its men?s basketball program.

What the press release from UConn announcing the presser did not mention -- and what The Hartford Courant first reported -- is that assistant coach Pat Sellers and director of basketball operations Beau Archibald have resigned from the staff in the wake of the investigation.

Sellers did not immediately respond to a text message and a voicemail seeking comment.

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The Kadeem Jack Sweepstakes now includes two of the most storied programs in the history of college basketball.

The 6-foot-9 Jack plans to visit North Carolina and Kentucky sometime in the coming weeks, although no dates have been set.

"According to him, he said that he's going to set up visits with North Carolina and Kentucky," said South Kent (Conn.) coach Kelvin Jefferson. "He said, 'Yeah, I'm going to visit Kentucky and North Carolina.'"

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Kadeem Jack is a hot commodity right now, so hot that the North Carolina Tar Heels have come calling and Jack is interested.

The 6-foot-9 senior forward out of Manhattan Rice High School is planning a visit to North Carolina sometime soon although no date has been set.

"They called me a few times," said Rice High School coach Maurice Hicks, who will soon become the Director of Basketball Operations at St. John's. "[Assistant] coach [Steve] Robinson has called.

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Rice High School coach Moe Hicks has agreed to become the Director of Basketball Operations at St. John's under head coach Steve Lavin, multiple sources with knowledge confirmed.

Hicks was not immediately available for comment, but the news should be made official within a week or so.

"The offer is there," Hicks said last week. "I'm just trying to see if everything is going to be fine on this end if I do make that decision.

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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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New Heights athletic director Kimani Young is in a unique position to discuss the coaching carousel and recruiting. He spent a year on Norm Roberts' staff at St. John's and now leads one of the most powerful and talent-laden AAU programs in New York City. In this interview, he talks about various issues, including his belief that colleges need to add some new blood to their staffs, such as Rice High School coach Moe Hicks, who may soon join Steve Lavin's staff at St. John's.

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Seton Hall junior shooting guard Jeremy Hazell could miss up to a week after sustaining??a deep cut on his right [shooting]?hand during the Pirates' 59-50 win Wednesday at St. John's.

"The doctor said he would?be?out?about a week," a source with direct knowledge said.

The Pirates play at West Virginia Saturday before hosting Rutgers Tuesday.

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Rice coach Maurice Hicks can hardly keep track of the revolving door of high-major coaches flocking to see 6-foot-9 senior big man Kadeem Jack.

After Jack returned Friday night from an official trip to Arizona, he proceeded to lead Rice to the title at the 3rd annual SNY Invitational with back-to-back wins over Boys & Girls and Cardozo at LIU-Brooklyn.

Over the two games, Miami assistant Jorge Fernandez, Seton Hall assistant Scott Adubato, St. John's assistant Fred Quartlebaum and Providence assistant Rodell? Davis were all on hand to watch Jack.

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