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Minor Basketball Notes

Two quick basketball notes:

Pitt recruit J.J. Moore burst into ESPNU's top 100 prospects (must be an Insider to view). He comes in at #77 now in the list that was updated on May 6th. I believe he was previously not ranked in the top 100, but I could be wrong.

Also of note was that PG recruit Isaiah Epps was not in the list. I believe he previously was, but is no more appearing in it.

Recruiting rankings are fickle and can be determined based on a few bad games in high school. Still, I like to keep track of them.

Also of note in the Big East was the dismissal of Jamine Peterson from Providence. Clear reasons weren't given, but it doesn't sound good:
The incident involving Peterson, which PC has refused to detail, involved improper activity with a group of teenagers who play basketball for the top AAU program in Boston, the Boston Amateur Basketball Club. The BABC 15-year old team was in Providence playing in an elite tournament at Rhode Island College from April 23-24. An incident unfolded on the PC campus in which Peterson was present, according to BABC officials.

"There was an unfortunate incident involving some of the kids on our 15-year-old team in a dorm room" at PC, said BABC founder and Boston Celtics assistant executive director of basketball operations Leo Papile. "We’ve taken measures on our end with our staff so that something like this would never happen again. We also quickly informed the Providence (coaching) staff of what occurred."

Papile refused to disclose any details of the incident, citing concern for his players and their families. Asked if Peterson was involved, Papile said "Greedy was present, as were kids from a few other AAU programs."
This guy was an absolute beast for them last year, averaging about 20 and 10. It will be interesting to see where he ends up. Yet another big name to leave the Big East this year.