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Ewing cheers on the Knicks; a Hoya heads to Premier League

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Incoming 5-star G Aminu Mohammed is already known as a “Burger Boy,” but a recent honor has him again on a roster with some other very highly ranked recruits. The Jordan Brand Classic won’t be playing a game this year, but the honor is still there to reward Aminu’s hard work.

It would have been awesome for fans to see him compete this Spring but they are not taking on the risk. In a press release announcing the rosters, Jordan Brand said:

The Jordan Brand Classic (JBC), now in its 20th year, announced today its 2021 rosters of elite level girls and boys high school senior basketball players. JBC is a celebration of the next generation of basketball stars and features the top high school talent in the country annually. While no game will be played in 2021 due to the global pandemic, Jordan Brand still recognizes the high school athletes who have remained dedicated to the game and deserve recognition for their talent.

The roster is available on the website.

For those of fans sleeping this spring or caught up in other roster frenzy, Aminu is the highest incoming recruit in the BIG EAST. Of course, he joins Ryan Mutombo C 6-11, Jordan Riley (New York’s “Mr. Basketball”) F G 6-4, Jalin Billingsley F 6-8, and Tyler Beard G 6-1—all of whom are very highly ranked and ready to make an impact on Day 1. Freshmen basketball players are expected to be on campus in early June.

John Fanta praised Aminu recently (before butchering a BIG EAST ranking, jeez.)

Here are the links:

“I am DC”: Jamorko’s Journey | Georgetown Voice (Nathan Chen)

It would be inaccurate to pretend like Pickett did not face adversity at Georgetown. In his first three years, the Hoyas did not make the NCAA Tournament, prolonging a five-year drought. Eleven players have either transferred out or been dismissed from the men’s basketball team in Pickett’s time on the Hilltop. Throughout it all, Pickett remained supremely confident that his turn would come, and fiercely loyal to the second family he had been a part of in his city.

“We never got to a point where we had a conversation about him leaving Georgetown,” said Jackson. “Even when I thought, ‘He’s not playing up to his potential, I wonder, could he do better somewhere else,’ Jamorko was extremely positive about his role there at Georgetown and his relationship with Coach Ewing.”

“Not once has there been an offseason where I’ve spoken to Jamorko and he’s been nervous about what they might be able to do coming into the next year. Not once,” said Kakulu. “Year after year with players leaving, not once did he ever come to me and say, ‘Man, I don’t know, man, we’re not looking too good.’”

Miami Heat Sign A Possible Gem In Omer Yurtseven | All U Can Heat

He was an absolute force alongside recent NBA breakout, Moses Brown, providing averages of 15.2 points, 9.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.4 blocks on 61 percent from the field and 38 percent from beyond the arc. Yurtseven’s most notable performance was a 34-point, 13 rebound. double-double in a,121-115, loss against the Long Island Nets.

While the Heat are already locked into their playoff rotation with Bam Adebayo and Dewayne Dedmon at the center position, there could be a long term commitment for Yurtseven beyond just this summer. With Dedmon only signing a deal for just the remainder of the 2020-21 season, [t]his could leave an opening for Yurtseven, as well as Heat rookie, Precious Achiuwa. They could both stand the chance to continue gaining NBA-level experience.

American midfielder Jacob Montes says he is delighted to have signed for Crystal Palace | London News Online

The 22-year-old joins from college team Georgetown University in Washington, where he scored 11 goals and got five assists during their championship campaign. The move is subject to international clearance.

Montes has represented the United States national team at U19 level.

Speaking to Palace TV, he said: “I’m extremely excited, it’s always been my dream to become a professional soccer player since I could walk. To have signed for a Premier League club is incredible.

“I grew up in south Florida and played youth football there, I went through the college system, so I played for Georgetown University for four years.

“I play centre-attacking mid, or anywhere through the midfield really, left or right. I’m an attack-minded player, I’d like to say I’m creative on the ball.

Five-star junior Nick Smith Jr. discusses suitors, future visits | Stockrisers

Georgetown, discuss Pat Ewing and your thoughts on the Hoyas?

“I feel like Georgetown’s coaching staff and Coach Pat are really good people. I had a zoom call with them a couple of months ago and that went well. They want me to come in and be me. I have a great relationship with Coach Kirby and you know they’re nothing but good people and they really know what they’re talking about and stuff like that. A lot of people on their coaching staff have been there [the next level] and I’m trying to get there.”

It’s official: Boeheim’s Army will play in TBT 2021; Adam Weitsman will be involved | Syracuse.com

“Every team has to fund itself,” Belbey said. “There are some teams that pay players. There are some teams that cut their players into marketing deals. There are some teams that don’t pay for hotels or travel. That stuff (paying for hotels, travel) we’ve been able to handle for the guys in the past but hopefully we can take it a step up for them.

“We’re a professional basketball team one month out of the year. We want to treat ourselves like that and make our players feel special and welcome. And the reality is Adam [Weitsman] knows everybody. He is going to make it worthwhile for the players through everything he offers.”

Boeheim’s Army has been a mainstay in TBT, a team organizers have embraced from the start because of its popularity and the jolt of support it brings to the tournament.

The team has won plenty of TBT games but has yet to cash in on the TBT jackpot. Only one team each summer does that.