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Former St. John’s baseball player, coach, athletic director Jack Kaiser dies at 95

NEW YORK — Jack Kaiser, a former St. John’s baseball player and coach who later guided the New York City university through a changing landscape in 22 years as athletic director, has died. He was 95. St. John’s said Thursday that Kaiser died Wednesday. The school didn’t provide a cause of death. Considered the patriarch …

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Top international basketball prospect Henri Veesaar commits to Arizona Wildcats

Top international basketball prospect Henri Veesaar has committed to Arizona, he told ESPN on Wednesday. “I believe in [coach] Tommy Lloyd’s philosophy and how he coaches,” Veesaar said. “I’ve had my eyes on playing college basketball for some time now, and I believe that Arizona is a great fit to make a jump between youth …

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‘You want that opportunity’ — Current men’s college basketball coaches on why they transferred as players

Ten years ago, nearly 400 men’s college basketball players transferred following the 2011-12 season. With an average of one player per team deciding to transfer, critics within the game began to call the exodus of talent an “epidemic.” This year, that number is over 1,700 — an average of nearly five players per Division I …

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TBT to hold regional at New York City’s Rucker Park in basketball event’s first outdoor games

The Basketball Tournament will play one of its eight regionals at historic Rucker Park in New York City, the first time the annual event will hold games outdoors. The TBT announced Thursday that Rucker Park will host games from July 16-20, with the winner moving on to the quarterfinals at the University of Dayton on …

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Elite Class of 2023 Recruit Ron Holland Lists UCLA Men’s Basketball in Top 8

One of the top recruits in the country has started to narrow down his options, and the Bruins remain one of the contenders. Class of 2023 small forward Ron Holland announced his top eight Sunday afternoon, and he included UCLA men’s basketball on the list of semifinalists. Holland is also considering Kentucky, Auburn, Texas, Arkansas, …

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Baylor Scheierman, No. 4 in ESPN’s college basketball transfer rankings, commits to Creighton Bluejays

South Dakota State transfer Baylor Scheierman, arguably the best available player in the portal, committed to Creighton on Tuesday. Scheierman, a Nebraska native, chose the Bluejays over Nebraska, Clemson, Arkansas and Duke. “I decided to commit to Creighton because I really like how they play,” Scheierman told ESPN. “They are an unselfish team who really …

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Elite SF Justin Edwards Picks Up UCLA Men’s Basketball Offer After Announcing Top 7

One of the top recruits in the nation already narrowed down his list of contenders, but that didn’t keep the Bruins from shooting their shot. Class of 2023 small forward Justin Edwards picked up an offer from UCLA men’s basketball on Sunday night, less than a week after he announced his list of seven semifinalists. …

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Local Guard Dusty Stromer Commits to Gonzaga Over UCLA Men’s Basketball

The Bruins will have to wait a little longer for their first 2023 commit. Notre Dame (CA) shooting guard Dusty Stromer made his commitment Sunday afternoon, and he wound up picking Gonzaga over his other three finalists – Houston, Arizona and UCLA men’s basketball. The Bruins were widely regarded as the favorite for Stromer for …

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