Jamal Murray shines in Nike Hoop Summit championship — Cuse Clicks


Canadian point guard Jamal Murray led the World Team to the Nike Hoop Summit championship on Saturday in Portland, Ore. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound point guard out of Orangeville Prep and the CIA Bounce AAU team went for 30 points on 12-of-22 shooting and 5 assists as the World Team beat the US. team, 103-101. “As for now he’s 2016,” Roger Murray told SNY.tv. “If everything lines up for 2015, so it be.” As far as recruiting, Roger said he’s talking to “10-15 schools,” including Michigan, Michigan State, Illinois, Louisville, Missouri, Indiana, North Carolina, Oregon and Wake Forest. Kentucky has also been in touch.

» Jamal Murray Leads World Team Over USA in Nike Hoop Summit

Red Bank Regional (New Jersey) High School wide receiver Sadiq Palmer verbally committed to Syracuse on Saturday afternoon, according to Scout.com. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Palmer is the second commit in SU’s Class of 2016. Five days ago, SU picked up its first verbal in its 2016 class when offensive lineman Cam DeGeorge committed.

» Wide receiver Sadiq Palmer reportedly becomes 2nd verbal commit in SU’s Class of 2016

It was hard enough two months ago when CP3 All Stars (N.C.) forward Harry Giles III cut his list of schools to eight: Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, Syracuse, UNC, Wake Forest, Ohio St and UNLV. Now he’s got to walk past the droves of college coaches that didn’t make said cut all weekend at the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League? One word: Awkward.

» Seeing college coaches he cut is awkward for top junior Harry Giles III

Kelvin Harmon, the standout two-way athlete informed NJ.com moments ago that he picked up an offer from West Virginia. However, this one wasn’t on the offensive side of the ball. “This is my first DB offer,” Harmon said. “I just made that highlight last week. I’m excited (about the offer). I need to take a visit out there.” Harmon, who checks in at 6-3, 195-pounds, now holds offers from West Virginia, Rutgers, Boston College, Syracuse, Temple and Old Dominion.

» New highlight reel helps Palmyra’s Kelvin Harmon land West Virginia offer

DePaul (Wayne, N.J.) junior defensive end Quayshon Alexander visited Rutgers Friday for an unofficial visit. The 6-3, 230-pound junior is the younger brother of Rutgers safety Kiy Hester, a four-star prospect and the No. 12 recruit in the NJ.com Top 50. Alexander, who last visited Rutgers in March, holds an offer from the Scarlet Knights, as well as Georgia Tech, Miami (Fla.), Michigan, Ole’ Miss, Nebraska, Pitt, Virginia and Wake Forest.

» Quayshon Alexander, DePaul 4-star defensive end, at Rutgers for an unofficial visit

Syracuse has a history with superb wings, and Malachi Richardson is the next one. At 6’5″ with an effortless stroke that he can get off against anyone in a hurry, Richardson has a little bit of Wesley Johnson in his game. He’s a star in the making, and the best part is that he might be wearing orange for a few years.

» The 6’5″ Syracuse signee can shoot from distance and has huge upside

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Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also been a contributing writer for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), for SportsNet New York (SNY) as a news desk writer covering all of New York professional sports, 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 with a degree in journalism. Contact him at wes[at]sujuiceonline.com.