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      Jermaine Samuels Names Top 5 After Picking Up Duke Offer

      Jermaine Samuels Jr. named a top five after picking up a Duke offer this week. The 6-foot-6 wing from the Weston (MA) Rivers School listed Duke, Villanova, Georgetown, Indiana and Kansas. The Duke offer was first reported by ESPN's Adam Finkelstein. "[Coach K] called me and told me how much he loved the way I played and believed I can make an impact on his basketball team," Samuels told SNY.tv. Samuels Jr. has just completed an official visit to Villanova and could soon visit Duke. "We'll see," he said of the possible Duke visit. As for Villanova, he said, "Villanova was also a great experience." Asked where Duke ranks, he said, "I'm just grateful for the opportunity and excited about it. No

    • Vermont women cancels game in North Carolina over HB2
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      Vermont women cancels game in North Carolina over HB2

      The University of Vermont is the latest in a ever-growing line of organizations canceling events in North Carolina due to the controversial HB2 law. The Catamounts will not be traveling to play the Tar Heels on Dec. 28th as previously scheduled. “We strive very hard to create an inclusive climate for our students and staff in which they all can feel safe, respected, and valued,” the school wrote in a statement. “It would be hard to fulfill these obligations while competing in a state with this law, which is contrary to our values as an athletic department and university.” “This decision was made in consultation with our coaches, the women’s basketball team, and key university officials. We fully

    • Jim Boeheim’s Melo comments are evidence of why athletes hate the media
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      Jim Boeheim’s Melo comments are evidence of why athletes hate the media

      Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim has a habit of creating headlines that are not all that flattering, to himself or to the people that he’s commenting on, which is why it wasn’t much of a surprise that a quote he gave to Mike Waters of the Syracuse Post-Standard has been making the rounds this week. The quote in question? “He’s unlikely to win an NBA title,” Boeheim said of his former star and now three-time Olympic champion Carmelo Anthony. “He’s never been on a team that even had a remote chance of winning an NBA title.” That sounds bad, doesn’t it? But … I mean, he’s right, isn’t he? Melo is 32 years old and title-less. He’s been to the conference finals once and gotten out of the first round