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DeRozan's Teams In High School Also Struggled

The Raptors lost their 10th consecutive game on Friday, dropping a 116-110 decision in overtime at home to Milwaukee.

Most NBA players were on highly successful high school teams, but DeMar DeRozan is an exception.

“My first two years in high school, [they were] tough,” DeRozan said. ”My first two years, we were horrible.”

Toronto's losing streak is their longest in almost five years.

Via National Post

Newark Memorial's 101-Game MVAL Winning Streak Ends

Newark Memorial's steak of 101 consecutive wins in Mission Valley Athletic League play came to an end at the hands of Kennedy High (Fremont). The Cougars lost by a final score of 66-59.

D'vaughn Mann had a game high 20 points, while Casey Norris of Newark Memorial also scored 20.

Coached by Craig Ashmore, Newark Memorial has sent several players to Division 1 schools over the past decade, including DeVon Hardin. Hardin was a second round pick out of California for Oklahoma City in the 2009 NBA Draft.

Click here for a list of D1 players who attended Newark Memorial.

Via RealGM Staff Report

UCF Lands 'Program-Changer' In Shawn Smith

Central Florida has landed 6-foot-4 guard Shawn Smith, who is expected to be one of the top prospects in the class of 2012.

"The rankings don’t really matter to me," said Smith, who one analyst believes will be in the Top 50 of his class.

Smith said he's more of a shooting guard, but that coach Donnie Jones told him he'd get the opportunity to play both backcourt spots at UCF.

He had offers from Florida, Florida State, West Virginia, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Cincinnati.

"It's about Coach Jones," Smith said of why he chose Central Florida. "He really stood out. Even though their were bigger names, he has a plan."

Smith has been described as a "Program changer."

Via Jeff Goodman/FOX Sports

Chol Set To Visit Arizona

Arizona will host Angelo Chol, the 76th ranked player from the 2011 class, this week.

Chol is a 6-foot-8, 205-pound center from Hoover High School in San Diego and is regarded as perhaps the best big man left in his class.

His final list of schools includes: Alabama, Arizona, Kansas, North Carolina, and Washington.

Via AZDesertSwarm.com

UNC Makes Offer To Desmond Hubert

The Tar Heels have offered a scholarship to Desmond Hubert, a 6-foot-9 forward from New Jersey.

Hubert is being recruited by one other ACC school, Maryland. He has already taken an official visit there and is being recruited by his fellow Garden State native and Terp commit, Sterling Gibbs.

Via The Recruit Scoop

Tar Heels Contact Kaleb Tarczewski

The Tar Heels are stepping up their efforts to recruit Kaleb Tarczewski.

Tarczewski, a native of New Hampshire, is attending St. Mark's School.

The 7-foot-0, 220-pound center is believed to be one of the nation's top prospects at the position.

Via Scout.com

Andre Drummond Targeted By Seven Schools

Andre Drummond, believed by many to be the top recruit from the 2012 class, is being targeted by as many as seven teams.

"Louisville, Kentucky, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pitt, North Carolina and Georgetown," St. Thomas More coach Jere Quinn said. "No one else is even talking to him.

"I don't think anybody else is coming in."

The 6-foot-10, 260-pounder is a native of Middletown, Connecticut and says he doesn't have any visits scheduled.

Via ZagsBlog.com

Phil Greene On Visit To St. John's

Phil Greene is on a visit to St. John's and will attend the school's game against Notre Dame.

Greene, a shooting guard, plays at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

Via Adam Zagoria (via Twitter)

Cameron Ridley Picks Texas

Cameron Ridley has committed to Texas, who beat out North Carolina, Georgetown and Ohio State for the promising prep center.

Ridley is No. 5 player in the ESPN Super 60 Class of 2012. He is currently playing at Bush High School in Fort Bend, Texas.

"Over time, they were showing the most interest in me and that kind of got me," Ridley said of the Longhorns. "When I went on a visit they made me feel like I was a part of their team and made me feel comfortable."

Via ESPN.com

Jamal Ferguson Commits To Marquette

Jamal Ferguson has verbally committed to play for Marquette.

Ferguson is the 14th ranked shooting guard in the Class of 2012, according to Rivals.com.

"Marquette and Georgetown, those were his two options," said Jermaine Woods, the assistant coach at Norfolk (Va.) Maury High where Ferguson plays.

"He went there on an unofficial. He was surprised that the area was more city-like."

Via ZagsBlog.com

Arizona Recruit Turner To Leave High School

Josiah Turner, a 6-foot-3 senior point guard, signed a letter of intent in November to attend Arizona.

Marcus Paige Picks UNC

Marcus Paige is the fifth player from Iowa that Roy Williams has recruited successfully in his coaching career,

Anthony Fields Commits To Wake Forest

Anthony Fields is a guard out of Detroit.

DeAndre Daniels To Announce Decision On Thursday

Kansas, Kentucky and Texas are in the running for DeAndre Daniels.

Illinois Showing Interest In Jordan Granger

Jordan Granger is a star forward out of St. Louis.

McLemore Hopes To Decide By Jan. 9

Ben McLemore recently made visits to Kansas and Missouri.

Mike Tobey Commits To Virginia

Mike Tobey is Virginia's first commitment for 2012.

Horizon Christian's Tebbutt Considering Move To Oak Hill

Jordan Tebbutt was the the 2009-10 Class 3A Player of the Year in Oregon.

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