Providence Jam Fest: Day One

<b>PROVIDENCE, R.I. -</b> Geoff McDermott's decision could be coming soon, but it wasn't yesterday even with the Providence College team on hand to see him play with Chase the Game.

Geoff McDermott, still thinking about Duke, had a decent showing with 16 points despite going 0-9 from the free throw line in the books. But it was St. John's committed guard Doug Wiggins (22 points) that worked out Chase the Game in Connecticut Basketball's 87-62 Open division win.

The following are scores from games Friday evening


CT Basketball 87, Chase the Game 62
Stamford Express 56, CT Knights 41
Team Underrated 71, Firm AC 32
Fairfield County Stars 60, NY Skyliners 55

Connecticut Heroes 45, NH Scougars 32
PA Renegades 49, Westchester Hawks – Moses 39
CT Young Gunz 65, Edge Athletics 62
CJ Hawks 57, Long Island Lightning – Shinn 52
Dajuan Wagner Rising Stars 47, Long Island Lightning – LoPiano 31

It's strong with newly Top 10 ranked '06 bull Paul Harris and Notre Dame Prep. Harris will need a prep school and word is Notre Dame is very high on the list.

Colin McIntosh, who had 12 points in a win over Team Underrated, says he has offers from Fairfield and Vermont, and that he's waiting on seeing if he gets any more over the next few weeks. The Northfield-Mount Herman wing says he'll keep playing with the Fairfield County Stars, will be at Charlie Weber next weekend, and will make a college decision at the end of the month…

South Kent's Rob Thomas and Papa Dia made the trip down to play for NY Skyriders in the Open. Dia is a long 6-8, 2006 player from Senegal who should fill Andray Blatche's spot on the SK frontline next season just fine. He stepped out and hit some jumpers and had a couple big blocks for Skyliners. It was back to South Kent afterward for Thomas and Dia, though. Assistant Coach Owen Finberg was in charge of getting them back for school Saturday morning.

Josh Tate calmly dropped in a game-winning three on a kick-out with seven seconds left. The 6-4 wing out of Commerce H.S. (Springfield, MA) dropped 20 points in the CT Young Gunz win.

Bryan Kendrick from Dunbar H.S. (Wash. DC) stood out playing for MD Madness. A 6-2, 11th grade guard, he went for 17 points and attacked the rim off the dribble.

The Playaz arrive tomorrow and will be minus Gerald Henderson, who's at Duke on an official visit, as they try to rebound from dropping the Spring Fling 17U championship to DC Assault.

Matthew Bryan-Amaning will play the Saturday afternoon/night cap with Delaware Sharpshooters and his South Kent teammate Gilbert Brown.

8th grader Lance Stephenson will suit up for the 17U Panthers like he does in IS8.

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