SNY Invitational Live Blog: PREVIEW

Boys & Girls Kangaroos (17-3) vs. Rice Raiders (10-6), 6 p.m.

First game of the SNY Invitational pits the city’s top public and catholic school teams, according to the New York Post. The Post ranks Boys & Girls first in the PSAL and overall; it ranks Rice first in the CHSAA and third overall. Boys & Girls is ranked #22 nationally in USA Today’s Super 25; #42 in Rivals.com’s top 100 and #27 in the ESPN Rise Fab 50.

… The News’ Mitch Abramson notes Boys & Girls tournament schedule, which has taken Ruth Lovelace’s Kangaroos from Bed-Stuy to Myrtle Beach, S.C., Philadelphia, Norfolk, Va., Springfield, Mass., and Milwaukee, Wis. … Boys & Girls senior guard Mike Taylor is 12 points away from 1,000 for his career. Taylor is headed to Rutgers next year along with St. Anthony’s Myles Mack … Kangaroos forward Malik Nichols is headed to Hofstra …

… SNY profiles Rice’s first-year head coach Dwayne Mitchell in this video. Mitchell replaced longtime coach Maurice Hicks, who joined Steve Lavin’s staff at St. John’s last year. As noted in this profile of Hicks, the ex-Rice coach is banned from recruiting Rice players for two years … Rice senior forward Jermaine Sanders will be playing college ball at Cincinnati next year …

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