New York City Guard Stays Home For Now

Scout.com reporter Mike Sullivan of the High School New York/New Jersey website has the latest information on a New York City scoring guard who hopes to play his college basketball close to home ....

It appears Vernon Teel has found a home. The 6-foot-2 scoring guard from New York City is expected to compete for Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York.

Teel, who played last season at Laurinburg in North Carolina, also starred at Flushing High School two seasons ago. He played for Gary Charles' New York Panthers AAU program this past summer while trying to iron out his transcript with the NCAA Clearinghouse.

"He's enrolled and in school at Long Island University," said Charles. "Now he just needs the official word. It looks like everything is set. But I don't want to jinx it."

Teel had at one point in his recruiting process favored South Alabama and also considered St. Francis of New York. However, Teel could not get his transcript to South Alabama in time at the start of school to be eligible.

Long Island University had always shown Teel love over the past year. And Vernon is now aboard. "He can score points," Charles said. "He can get inside and score. He should have a good career for LIU."


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