Sunday, July 16, 2006

Rutgers Courting Bishop

Kennedy High School coach Jim Ring told me last week that he was on the phone for half an hour with Rutgers coach Fred Hill about Rashad Bishop, a 6-5 wing player who will spend this year at St. Benedict's Prep. Bishop, the 2006 Herald News Player of the Year, spent the past 4 seasons at Kennedy. Last year he earned second-team All-State honors after averaging 21.9 points and 11.0 rebounds, while showing tremendous range from downtown. Ring said Seton Hall, Maryland and Cincinnati were also involved with Bishop, who this weekend helped the Playaz Gold team win the adidas Playaz Ball at Basketball City.

Dick "Hoops" Weiss of the Daily News reports that Rutgers is involved with a dozen players, including Bishop.

Hill has four scholarships to play with and is looking for a center, wing forward, power forward and guard to flesh out his roster, which will lose a lot of size next year. He is apparently involved with a dozen players, including point guard Mike Coburn from Mount Vernon, N.Y., 6-6 wing Rashard Bishop of St. Benedict's, 6-7 forward Idris Hilliard from Hun School (Princeton), 6-7 forward Chandler Parsons of Winter Park, Fla. (whose grandfather was a 1,000-point scorer at Rutgers) and 6-9 center Levoy Allen of Pennsbury (Pa.).

Jim Hague also had a story in today's Hudson Reporter on Miles Beatty and Paterson's Travon Woodall from the ABCD Camp. Beatty, a senior guard, says several schools are interested, including Rutgers. As previously reported by the Herald News, Woodall, a rising junior point guard, already has offers from numerous schools, including Rutgers and Seton Hall.

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