Thursday (7/11) Hoops Links

Connecticut sophomore Taliek Brown, another New York City point guard, watches from afar and makes this pronouncement: "He has to work on his shooting, but he could be the best."

The best what?

"The best point guard to come from New York," Brown says, nodding his head.

Guard pegged as NY's best
Charlotte Observer

The prime bits of real estate were: standing at the top of the bleachers (Arizona assistant Josh Pastner), standing courtside between bleachers to catch multiple games (North Carolina's Matt Doherty, UCLA's Steve Lavin) or sitting front and center, close enough to catch a player if he jumped into the crowd, (Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, Texas' Rick Barnes).

Bleachers prime real estate
Raleigh News & Observer

Still, forget about his age for a moment and try to visualize this: Caracter is tall enough to be here at 6-9, which is now considered a giant in an era of few big men. He's one of only 19 players out of the 203 at the Nike Camp who were 6-9 or taller. His 286-pound frame was also bigger than all but three other players in the camp.

Caracter, 14, arrives ahead of schedule

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