Prep News

Reports from New York area newspapers about the prep scene. There's news on Devin Ebanks, Mike Harris, Brett Harvey, Dan Werner, Lester Hunte, Tyrell Thompson and Greg Nero.

Brian Towey contributed to this story

"Transfer, you can't transfer. You're expelled."

    The New York Post reports that junior Devin Ebanks, who the Post reported on Monday would be transferring, has been expelled from Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Brooklyn.

    "It (alleged incident with a teacher) was the last straw," Loughlin coach Khalid Green told the Post. "There had been a lot of other problems throughout the year and we just couldn't tolerate it anymore."

    Ebanks has been recruited by Big East schools and other top programs. His intentions were to move to a prep school for his senior season.

    NY Post: Loughlin Gives Ebanks the Boot

Iona Picks Up Ohio Guard

    The New York Daily News reports Tuesday that Iona has a fifth recruit in tow with Mike Harris's verbal commitment. Harris averaged 18 points as a senior at Merion-Lincoln High School in Columbus, Ohio.

    North Carolina's DeShaune Griffin, Arizona's Kevin Hassett, Archbishop Molloy's Milan Prodanovic and Mount St. Michael's Alejo Rodriguez signed with the MAAC program this past fall.

    New York Daily News: Notes

Coach leaves, recruit changes mind

    Brett Harvey, a 6-foor-0 point guard from Clarkstown, N.Y., had committed to Manhattan last month. The Journal News reports that Harvey has rescinded that decision after Bobby Gonzalez was hired by Seton Hall.

    Harvey has "... offers from Loyola (Md.), Delaware and Monmouth still on the table." Maryland - Baltimore County also expressed interest in Harvey who is also open to other schools.

    BCANY per-game story

Coach leaves, early signee in limbo

    Harvey's options aren't available to Dan Werner, who signed with North Carolina State during the early National Letter of Intent period last November.

    Herb Sundek was the coach then. He's now in Tempe, Ariz. at Arizona State. The NC State job remains vacant.

    Werner, a 6-foot-7 forward from Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, N.J., was named the Newark Star-Ledger's State Player of the Year.

    The Star-Ledger reports that Seton Hall Prep head coach Bob Farrell is "... no fan of college basketball's early signing period."

    Werner is in "no-man's land" since he really can't do anything until the Wolfpack hires a new coach. NC State officials have told the Werner family that announcement should come this week.

    Farrell told the paper, "I have always been a believer that kids shouldn't sign until the last possible moment. I wish they'd push it back until June of their senior year. There's so much movement on the college level. One move means two moves means four moves means eight moves.

    Newark Star Ledger: Basketball recruits living in limbo

Lincoln forward MVP at both all-star games

    Lester Hunte, a 6-foot-5 senior forward from Lincoln H.S., was named the MVP in both all-star games he played, according to The Journal News.

    At the Basketball Coaches Association of New York all-star game on Sunday, Hunte scored 22 points, many on flashing dunks, and pulled down eight rebounds. And at the WCBCA Exceptional Senior Blue and Gold Hoop Classic in March, he recorded 18 points and nine rebounds.

    Reportedly headed to a junior college.

    The Journal News: Hunte leads Upstate team in all-star game
    TJN: Exceptional Seniors all-star games highlights, box scores

Visiting Army

    TJN also reports that Tyrell Thompson, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard from Kennedy Catholic H.S. in Somers, N.Y., will visit Army this week.

    Central Connecticut State is also recruiting Thompson, who had 16 points and four rebounds ain Sunday's all-star game. Fairfield recruit Greg Nero scored a game-high 24 points with 12 rebounds, five blocks and four assists.

    The Journal News: All-star game

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