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Edmondson grad Kani Coles commits to Central Florida

Kani Coles knew he was headed to junior college. So did Kevin Norris. But that realization never stopped “Coach Stink” – a Lake Clifton graduate and then-Southern Cal assistant – from keeping tabs on Coles as he approached graduation last year from Edmondson.

“I knew that he wouldn’t forget about me,” Coles said. “I waited and I continued to develop on the court and off the court.

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Former Friends basketball player Myles Douglas commits to Central Florida

Douglas, a 6-foot-6 small forward, was a two-year starter at Friends before averaging 10 points and five rebounds at Paul VI this past season.

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Rod Cameron named new baseball coach at Mount Saint Joseph

Mount Saint Joseph has named Rod Cameron its new baseball coach, succeeding Jody Harris.

Cameron has been at Mount Saint Joseph for the last 20 years, serving as an assistant coach under longtime coach Dave Norton and then Harris for three years. He's also a math teacher and assistant athletic director at the school.

Cameron has 35 years of coaching experience.

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Former St. Frances forward Josh Ayeni headed to St. Bonaventure

After a post-grad year, Josh Ayeni (St. Frances) will suit up for St.

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Former UMBC assistant John Zito named boys basketball coach at John Carroll

Former UMBC assistant men's basketball coach John Zito has been named the new boys coach at John Carroll.

Zito takes over for coach Tony Martin, who stepped down after 11 seasons to take a coaching position and be closer to extended family in Wilmington, N.C.

After playing at UMBC, Zito spent the past seven seasons at his alma mater as an assistant.

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Calvert Hall running back BJ Watson commits to Harvard

Calvert Hall running back BJ Watson, a rising senior who has a 95.38 unweighted academic average on a 100-point scale, has committed to play football at Harvard.

Watson announced his commitment Monday on Twitter and thanked God as well as his family, coaches and teachers "who helped develop me as a student athlete."

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