Nobody knows where Lance Stephenson is going, but I guess somebody saying he was going to Kansas was a little pre-mature. It seems as though SJU and ther abundance of guards are a big turnoff. Oh yeah, Sean Johnson is taking an official visit to A-10 finalist Duquense today and will be back on saturday.
*Speaking of St. John's and guards. I had the chance to coach 5'8 Malik Stith (pictured) as a sophomore. He is a very tough kid, maybe the tough NYC kid. I had the chance to watch him play in May of 2008 at bob gibbons. There he was pretty much the same, a good ball handler, excellent defender, and knows how to get things done. SJU does need a quality back-up pg and stith will be that player. I'm really wondering when will Norm bring in some solid Bigs to compete in the Big East? But hey who am I?
*Former St. Dominic's Star and Long Island Player of the Year 6'5 Markeys Deans, has spent his last two years at Howard CC in Texas. Deans had a solid 14ppg and 8rpg this past season, which attracted many division 1 interest. After a brief commitment to LIU, Deans decided to sign with Central Connecticut of the same conference. Deans was expected at LIU to fill the role of graduating senior 6'5 Ronald Manguilt (Nephew of "The Goat")
*Isiah Stokley a 6'2 combo Guard from Thomas Edison told me he's deciding between many juco's including South Plains TX, West Texas, or the possibility of prep school.
*Ethan Telfair brother of Sebastian Telfair will be attending Lincoln High School...surprised? Ethan will be a frosh varsity player next year for the 4-time defending champions. Expect Telfair to be one of the top frosh in the city next season.
*Kevin Parrom is down to Pitt & Arizona. Parrom will be taking a visit to Zona this weekend.
*Jamel Fuentes 2009 PG Xaverian High School, is a full qualifier but lacks serious interest. Being skipped, Fuentes will do a Post Graduate year at Winchendon Prep. Fuentes is similar in game to Former Xaverian pg and Providence College commit Vincent Council.
*Rashawn Stores 5'9 2009 PG All Hallows is pretty much in the same boat. After a good season, his interest was pretty low, and a dead April Period hurt him big time. Stores told me, he took a visit to Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg Mass. My guess is, that's where he will be in sept 2009.
*Brooklyn's Marvin Roberts 6'4 sf is de-committed from Cal State Fullerton has committed to Isiah Thomas Florida International University Basketball team. Roberts a known player in NYC Hoops cirlces, was this years Junior College Leading scorer at Redlands Community College with a 30.1ppg