Isaiah Briscoe checked out St. John’s for Midnight Madness Friday night and had himself a good time. Arizona, Syracuse, Florida, Rutgers and Seton Hall are among those also involved, but you can’t count out Lavin and the Johnnies.
Isaiah Whitehead put on a show in Brooklyn. The 6-foot-4 Brooklyn Lincoln guard scored 26 points and earned co-MVP honors as Team Coney Island survived a late threat from Team Bed Stuy to win the Elite 24 game, 114-109.
While at Live In AC last weekend, Tyus Battle told Inside the Hall that he has offers from Indiana, Washington, Syracuse, Connecticut, Villanova, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Providence, Virginia, and Cincinnati.
The July evaluation period for college coaches begins Wednesday, and one of the top tournaments in the country is the Adidas Invitational in Indianapolis. The tournament is headquartered at North Central High School, although games will also be played at 12 other local sites.
The 2012-13 season seemed like deja vu, with senior forward James Southerland declared ineligible prior to Syracuse’s game against Villanova on Jan. 12 with what The Juice Online learned was an academic issue.
His high school coach, Ron Naclerio, of Cardozo HS, told Adam Zagoria that Southerland will reunite with No. 11 pick Michael Carter-Williams for the Philadelphia 76ers in the Orlando Summer League before playing for Golden State in Las Vegas.
James Southerland tied a single-game school record with nine 3-pointers for 35 points against Arkansas and also set a Big East tournament record with 17 3-pointers, including a perfect 6-for-6 start against Pittsburgh.