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Follow all the coverage of boys high school basketball throughout the state on their way to Mohegan Sun Arena, the site of this year's championship weekend, March 15-16.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Vito Montelli to retire?

The longtime St. Joseph boys' basketball coach is not saying, but multiple sources indicated to the Register Friday that Montelli will likely announce his retirement at a Wednesday morning press conference announced by Montelli himself.
One source said the state's all-time winningest coach with 878 victories hasn't made up his mind yet. ""He really hasn't made his mind up yet and that I know for sure," the source said Friday.
Assuming Montelli does step down, indications point to assistant coach Chris Watts taking over. Watts played for Montelli, graduating in 1987. He went on to star at Providence College.
St. Joseph went 25-1 last season, winning the Class LL state championship over Hillhouse for Montelli's record 11th state title. The Cadets also finished a unanimous No. 1 in the Register Top 10 poll.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Kuran Iverson among Under Armour Elite 24

Kuran Iverson from Northwest Catholic High is one of the first 12 players selected to participate in the Under Armour Elite 24, an elite high school basketball event featuring both competition and a slam dunk contest.

The Under Armour Slam Dunk Contest will air on ESPNU Friday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. ET and continue with the nation’s best tipping-off on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m.

Featuring 24 of the top high school basketball players from across the nation, participants are selected by ESPN basketball experts based on performance during AAU tournaments and national summer camps. Iverson, a two-time Register All-State selection, plays for the New York Lightning AAU team.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Dukes headed to USC

Kahlil Dukes from Capital Prep made a oral commitment to play basketball at Southern Cal next season. He made the verbal while in Las Vegas Saturday. The news was first reported on Twitter by Alex Kline from @TheRecruitScoop.
Dukes has his own Twitter account  and announced his decision on his account some hours later.
The 5-10, 160-pound Dukes, a Second Team Register All-State selection, led Capital Prep to the Class S state championship game this past season, falling to Immaculate in the final.
Here is an account about Dukes from Brendan Hall of