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Terrance Watkins will not attend Georgia Tech next year instead he has accepted a scholarship from Long Beach State.  This probably means that JC Mathis will take the last remaining scholarship that Georgia Tech has to offer.  Terrance will be able to shine at Long Beach St. because he won't have to change his game that much to perform well at Long Beach St.  
I learned today from Kyle Yeldell of Prep Hoops that Peter Ramos passed the test for Rice and will be going there.  Next year Rice will have the only 2 7 footers in the city, that will be scary.
Former St. Raymond star, 6'11 center Ernest Brown will not attend Iowa St. University and instead will go straight to the NBA.  Ernest spent this past year playing for JUCO powerhouse Indian Hills.
Results from the Albert Schweitzer Tournament: Saturday, USA 99 Finland 77.  Andre Barrett had 17 points, 7 assists and 3 steals.  Ben Gordon had 13 points, 3 assists and 3 steals.  Peter Mulligan had 12 points.  On Sunday, USA 102 Latvia 66.  Andre Barrett 16 points, 6 assists.  Ben Gordon 12 points, 6 rebounds.  Peter Mulligan 11 points 5 rebounds.  Monday, USA 107 Russia 90.  Andre Barrett 19 points, 9 assists and 5 rebounds.  Peter Mulligan had 20 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals.  Quote from FastBreak Recruiting about Peter, "How does this player get overlooked by the major college coaches and especially in his own area? Wake up and look under your noses."  Team schedule: Wednesday against France, Thursday against Yugoslavia, Friday semifinals and Saturday is the championship.

It is not final yet that Terrance Watkins will be going to Georgia Tech.  J.C. Mathis has a visit with Georgia Tech at the end of the month, and then G. Tech will make the decision wheter they want Mathis or Watkins and JC will make the decision if he want to go to G. Tech.  If Mathis does go to G. Tech it would be bad news for Watkins because Georgia Tech only has 1 scholarship left to offer and no other big time programs are recruiting Watkins.
Today at IS8 the Gauchos beat Brooklyn USA B 85-70.  The Gauchos got to the game late so they did not have time to warm up and in the first quarter it showed.  Despite being undersized against the huge Gaucho team Brooklyn USA led for most of the first quarter.  The Gauchos press started taken over at the end of the first and they went on a 7-0 run to end the quarter.  But the long range shooting of Brooklyn USA kept them ahead in the second quarter, led by 8th grade phenom Sebastian Telfair who had all 12 of his points in the 1st half.   But then the size and skill of the Gauchos took over, who have 7 players 6'5 and taller 7'0 Rasheed Hartwick, 7'2 Shagari Alleyne, 6'6 Julius Hodge, 6'8 Terrell Gantt, 6'5 Levi Levine, 6'9 Chad Yates and 6'7 Marcelle Montpalisar.  Julius Hodge scored 14 of his 25 in the second half.  Terrell Gantt and Joel Wiggans also dominated the action along with Hodge in the 3rd quarter.  At the end of the 4th quarter Shagari Alleyne scored 8 of his 10 points including showing great touch from the line hitting 4 of 5 but the one he missed was a air ball.  Riverside, Rebel and BQE look out the Gauchos are real contenders for the title.  The Gauchos first real test will be against LIP A on Thursday.
Corey Hinnant of Bayshore high (not Damion Fray) school will most likely go to prep school next year.  If he does choose prep school the likely school he will go to is Cheshire Academy.  He will join Francisco Garcia who currently starts for the New York Ravens.
I have just been informed by Peter Benoit that Terrance Watkins has committed to Georgia Tech.  Watkins who for the past two years has been one of the best players in the city was not being recruited heavily by major programs until Georgia Tech stepped in.  Watkins will see major minutes at Tech and could be a star if he improves his outside shot.
Darryl Boykins of McClancy has decided where he will go to college, St. Peters.  He chose St. Peters over LIU and St. Francis (Pa.).  This is the first recruit that former Loughlin coach Bob Leckie has signed since taking the job.  Leckie will definitely attract a lot of the cities players who aren't getting the looks from the top programs.
Riverside or Ravens, that is the decision that the top junior in New York Ben Gordon has to make.  He will make his decision in Germany.  Most likely it will turn out that he will play for the Ravens since Peter Mulligan and Andre Barrett will be his teammates in Germany and both are former Ravens, and will definitely persuade him into playing for the Ravens.  If Ben does decide to play with the Ravens they will take Riverside's spot as the #1 AAU team in the State and could challenge for the best team in the nation!!!
St. Raymond guard Matt Augustine has accepted a scholarship from St. Peters (Pa.).  Matt averaged 6 points 4 rebounds and 3 steals a game but his contribution was not offense it was defense as every game he guarded the oppositions best guard.  Matt was the key to St. Raymond beating Rice 4 times as he shut Andre Barrett down every game.
The Insiders Report is reporting that at the Connecticut Select Hoop Challange the Riverside Church beat the New York Ravens in the championship of the 17 and under division 87-76.  The Church was led by All Hallows sophomore Ricky Solivera who 16 points, Molloy junior Wendell Gibson had 15 points, Bishop Loughlin Junior Teddy Munford had 13 and Cardozo Senior Tremayne Singletary had 12.  Julius Hodge led all scorers with 27 points but besides him only Chris McRae and Mike Johnson scored in double figures, 12 and 10 points respectively.  Not to take anything away from Riverside but they had seniors on their team and the Ravens had none.  With the win the Church has cemented their spot as the #1 AAU program in NY.
Report of how the Gauchos did in the 16 and under division by Donnie McGrath: My team did alright up there. The first day we had three games, we won all three and I was playing real good.  There were a lot of college scouts there and they were all impressed.  I was hyped, I was playin real good but then the next day in the quarterfinals we were playing against washington Heights warriors, we got smacked! we lost by 20.  We thought we were gonna blow them out, we looked past them and took it for granted and lost.  I played bad, Shagari Alleyne was held scoreless.  Isiah Davis and Benny Utley were also starters, and this kid from upstate named Ronnie Wyatt.  None of us played good in the last game and we just lost, also we were missing Kenny Eusey because he is out with a bad ankle.

Bob Gibbons All-star report is reporting that former Christ the King standout and current Milford Academy center Mark McCarroll will attend Pitt next year.
Today at IS8 BQE was upset by the Runnin Rebbels.  The Rebbels were led by Ronald Yates who had at least 25 points.  Lee Church started the game off outplaying All-American Omar Cook but after Omar started talking trash to Church, Church started playing terrible.  Charles Henson got the Rebbels going with a follow up dunk that sent the crowd into a frenzy.  Omar Cook ( 23 points) hit 5 3's for BQE but he took about 15 inluding no less than 7 from what IS8 commisioner Pete Edwards called 4-point range.  Taliek Brown scored most of his points from the line and ended up with around 17.  Charlie Villanueva lived up to his IS8 nickname "The Future" with 16 points for BQE.  His brother Rob Villanueva dominated in the first half making 3 3's leading the way to a double digiit lead at the break.  Andre Barrett was not in attendance because I think he is preparing to leave for Germany or has already left.  BQE lost because Zach Williams only had 7 and Juma Allen did not even score.   
This weekend a number of New York AAU teams went to Connecticut, among them are: New York Ravens, Bronx Gauchos, Riverside Church and the Long Island Lightning.  The tournament will run from today thru Sunday.
Comprehensive report of the Capital Classic on Prep Hoops.  In the game the Capital team beat the USA team 112-101.  Kyle Cuffe led the way for the USA team with 20 points.
Taliek Brown played fantastically at the Roundball Classic lastnight, he had 13 points and a game record tying 13 assists.  Andre Barrett didnt put quite as big of numbers that Talike did but he assisted on the 2 best dunks of the night.  The first one came off of a alley-oop to Eddie Griffen on Alton Ford.  The second was and alley--oop off the backboard to Deshawn Stevenson with 5 seconds left in the game..
The New York Ravens defeated the Bronx Gauchos in the championship of the Charlie Webber Invitational behind 27 points from St. Raymond junior, Julius Hodge.
The Riverside Churchhawks lost to the Illinois Warriors 55-49 in the quarterfinals of the Nike Boo Williams Invitational.
At the Boo Williams Invitational Riverside is 2-1 in pool play.  They beat the Kentucky All-stars 60-55 and Team Texas 78-74 but lost to the Georgia Stars 68-55.
In the championsip at the Wheelchair Classic Queens defeated Brooklyn easily 94-78.  Omar Cook won the MVP for the second straight year with 17 points and 8 assists.  Ryan Williams had 16 for the Queens team.  Mike Boynton led Brooklyn with 15 points.
In the consolation game the Bronx crushed Manhattan 98-78 despite 37 points from Milford Academy junior Adrian Walton.  Julius Hodge had 17 for the Bronx
This weekend marks the beginning of the AAU season, teams from the city went to 3 different tourneys.  The Gauchos, LI Lightning, Brooklyn USA and Elmcor went to the Jamfest in Providence.  The New York Ravens, Long Ilsland Thunder and New York Rebels are going to the Charlie Webber Invitaional at Villanova.  The nations elite AAU program the Riverside Church is at the Boo Williams tournament in Hampton, Va.
Lincoln center Eric Thompson commited St. Francis (NY).  He chose it over Central Conn. St. and Maryland-Eastern Shore.
At the Wheelchair Classic on Tuesday Brooklyn beat the Bronx 91-87.  Eric King led the Brooklyn team with 15.  According to publish reports Ben Gordon had 22 for the Bronx team but people I've spoken too said he had more like 16 so I'll say he had 19.  Julius Hodge had 14, Peter Mulligan had 12 and Sean Dantzler had 10 for the Bronx.
In the other game Queens beat Manhattan 99-96.  Omar Cook led Queens with 23 points and 8 assists.  Taliek Brown had 19 points.  Kyle Cuffe led the Manhattan team with 20 points.  In the championship Queens and Brooklyn play today, and the Bronx and Manhattan square off the 3rd place game.
Yesterday Team New York got killed by Chicago 93-74 avenging it's 105-87 loss last year.  New York killed themselves on the free-throw line shooting less than 50% from the line.  New York's Mr. Basketball Peter Mulligan led the New Yorkers with 18 points, Willie Shaw added 12.
At the Nike Hoop Summit yesterday Team USA defeated Team International Select 98-97.  Omar Cook was the best point guard on the US team with 14 points and 6 assists but was outplayed by France's Tony Parker who had 20 for the International team.