T.O.C. News & Notes, Day Two

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Off The Dribble

Who ever thought it was a good idea to give Tyree Evans of Team Richmond a clean look from downtown? Get in his grill or start running to the other end. … Rudy Gay does something that reminds you of Eddie Griffin. He loves to extend and finish plays. That translates into a lot of dunks and an aggressive style near the rim. …

Kenny Hunt of the Gaters is having a terrific spring. Few guys on the circuit are burning jumpers the way he has been in the month of May. … The word around the gyms this weekend is that Shaun Livingston, now healthy, has been super. We've caught him doing amazing things out of the corner of our eye. Could he be playing for a potential Duke offer? On Saturday he didn't deny that might be a factor. …

Upset of the Day? Try First Class in relatively easy fashion over Southern Cal All-Stars. … Charlie Jones does a great job with his Houston Westside team. They knocked off the players to get into the main draw playoffs and then won a game in the playoffs. The kids love playing with each other and he's got four Division I 2004 commitments on the roster. …

Best athlete in the Class of 2004? Tough call but at 6-9, Josh Smith is in the conversation. He was launches himself at rims in multiple gyms today. … Dunk of the Day: anyone in the gym who saw JamesOn Curry hit Cedric Simmons in transition for a mean one-handed dunk knows what I'm talking about. …

The Jason Horton-Jordan Farmar match up never really materialized. The foul-marred playoff game was ugly and Bryce Taylor ended any suspense of the outcome shortly after halftime. Farmar did an excellent job of driving and setting up Taylor. …

News & Notes

Shane Dansby, a SG with the Tennessee Travelers, now has an offer from Appalachian State and interest from Rutgers and Boston College. … Tyree Evans lists North Carolina State, Miami, Cincy and James Madison and has offers from two latter schools. … Cecil Kirk center Jerome Johnson likes UConn, Providence, Richmond, Northeastern, Kent State, Penn State and Charlotte. …

Travelers PG Justin Hare has an offer from Chattanooga and interest from Clemson, Davidson, East Tennessee State and the Volunteers. … Devon Hardin, the recent California commitment, sat out today per doctors orders. Tendonitis was the reason. … Greg Paulus visited Duke unofficially on Thursday and plans to visit North Carolina on Monday after the event. The Duke visit reportedly went very well. …

Belmont Shore scorer Lorenzo Wade didn't make the trip because of an ankle injury. … Chamberlain Oguchi recently visited New Mexico. He wanted us to know that in addition to the Lobos, he likes Kansas State, Mississippi, Indiana, Georgia Tech and Cincinnati. … Southeast Pump ‘n Run soph Joey Cameron likes Duke, Alabama, Oklahoma, North Carolina State and Florida. …

After just 1 hour and 45 minutes on Syracuse's campus for his official visit, Darryl Watkins committed. The center didn't even stay for his entire trip. He committed and went home. … The next call from Mike Krzyzewski to top-ranked point guard Shaun Livingston will be the first. Livingston says he has never talked to Coach K but is interested in speaking with the leader of the Blue Devils. …

Randolph Morris has an updated school list of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Kentucky, Notre Dame and Tennessee. … Cleveland Basketball shooter Danny Morrissey has offers from Clemson and Florida State. He also likes Xavier, Ohio State, Indiana, Arkansas and Georgia Tech. …

Did you know that Gaters guard JamesOn Curry is 255 points shy of becoming the all-time scoring leader in the state of North Carolina? He's just 495 points shy of 3,000 for his career. … Oregon is sitting pretty with Bryce Taylor. He liked the visit and the Ducks are in great shape. He's also being recruited by Southern Cal, Indiana and California. …

Eatin' Out: On Saturday I took a few rookies to Hector's in Chapel Hill for a chicken pita laced with some famous Tzadki sauce. Good stuff!


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