Syracuse-bound Malachi Richardson calls McDonald’s selection ‘dream come true’ — Cuse Clicks

Malachi Richardson had just dropped 26 points in Trenton Catholic Academy’s comfortable victory Saturday night against Lakewood, but he allowed his mind to wander afterward to just about the only thing out of his control these days. On Wednesday, the 6-foot-7 Syracuse commit was selected to the McDonald’s All-American game. It was once in doubt for Richardson, who said he had suffered a knee injury before arriving at TCA as a freshman in 2011.

» TCA’s Malachi Richardson: McDonald’s All-American ‘a dream come true’

Indiana head coach Tom Crean and assistant Chuck Martin will watch 2016 prospects Rawle Alkins, Devonte Green and Kassoum Yakwe on Wednesday. The 6-foot-5 Alkins and Christ the King visit the 6-2 Green and Long Island Lutheran that day. The Indiana coaches will see Yakwe, a 6-7 2016 power forward form Our Savior New American prior to the CTK-LuHi game. Iowa State assistant Matt Abdelmassih is also expected to see Yakwe.

» Indiana’s Crean to Watch Rawle Alkins, Devonte Green, Kassoum Yakwe

UConn picked up an OL commit on Sunday afternoon with David Ryslik set to sign on Wednesday. The Huskies needed an OL after Nolan Ulizio switched to Michigan, and the Huskies grabbed a linemen it was recruiting for quite some time. Ryslik has offers from Duke, Cincinnati, Syracuse and Temple among others. He’s a 6-foot-4, 292-pound guard prospect.

» Commit: OL David Ryslik, Highstown, N.J.

Tyus Battle made his much-anticipated return on Saturday night to help guide Gill St. Bernard’s past Ridge High School, 70-37. Battle made his arrival known right away, scoring 14-points during the victory. His performance helped the Knights avenge a 51-37 loss on Jan. 6. Gill St. Bernard’s currently sit at 8-7 on the season, which is towards the bottom-half of the Skyland Conference Delaware Division.

» CN boys basketball notebook: Gill’s Battle returns

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About Wes Cheng

Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also worked for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005. Follow him on Twitter @ChengWes.
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