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Short Circuit, April 23

By D1 Circuit, 04/23/13, 9:45PM EDT


The latest news and notes from around the D1 Circuit

- The Sun-Times’ Michael O’Brien breaks down the Chicago influence on the EYBL, including the rise of Mac Irvin’s PF Cliff Alexander and lets us know about a new scholarship offer received by Meanstreets’ PG Tyler Ulis. He also gives us an update on the transfer status of rising 2014 G LJ Peak. Click here

- New rules passed last summer by the NCAA allow coaches to contact players in any manner (texting, calling, instant messaging, social media, etc) only after they have completed their sophomore season in high school. Myron Medcalf of ESPN delves deeper into the new(ish) rules and regulations and how players and families feel about them. Click here

- Kameron Chatman of Portland ICP has narrowed his list, which now includes Michigan. He also is considering Arizona, Louisville, Oregon, Washington, UConn and UCLA. “I felt they were the best fits for me,” Chatman told Click here

- Syracuse is losing Michael Carter-Williams and Brandon Triche from its Final Four squad this season, leaving the Orange’s backcourt depleted. Things may be looking up for 2014 at least. The Orange have offered 2014 guard Kaleb Joseph a scholarship. Click here

- California Supreme’s Payton Dastrup doesn’t have a decision on which college he’ll be going to but has decided when. "I'm Mormon," Dastrup told "I'm going to take my LDS mission. So right out of high school, I'll probably leave in the summer of 2014 and then I'll be gone." Dastrup, a four-star power forward from the 2014 class, will not play collegiate basketball until 2016. Click here

- Tyus Jones had a 38-point performance in Howard Pulley’s final game against CP3 All-Stars in L.A. this past weekend. Now the focus turns right back to recruitment. The consensus No. 2-rated player in the 2014 class has already hosted in-house meetings with Baylor, Duke, Michigan State and Ohio State. Next on that list is Kansas, who should be stepping in today. Click here

- A milestone at the Nike Hoop Summit, the World team defeated Team USA for the second consecutive year, 112-98. Last season, the World team edged Team USA 84-75. This is the first time the World team has defeated Team USA twice in a row in the rivalry’s 16-game history. Click here

- Some stats from the Nike Hoop Summit’s Team USA vs. World matchup: Jabari Parker led Team USA with 22 points, Julius Randle scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Andrew Harrison registered 19 points and five assists, Andrew Wiggins had 17 points and nine rebounds. Team USA shot poorly from 3-point land (3-18 3FGs). Click here

- Some will argue that the next class of NBA stars are lacking, but why don’t you make the decision yourself? Here is a list of early entries, via Draft Express: Click here

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