Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Several weeks after reports surfaced that Whie Plains senior shooting guard Sean Kilpatrick had committed to St. John’s, he is interested in Providence.
Gerard Jones, the older brother of West Virginia commit Kevin Jonesand an advisor to Kilpatrick, said Kilpatrick is interested in visiting Providence, although he cannot take an unofficial visit in JUly as per NCAA regulations.
Kilpatrick is still trying to put his academic package together to see where he stands
“The guidance counselor is trying to put everything together and see where he is,” Gerard said. “He got his test scores back, he did pretty well, so we’re trying to get everything over to the (NCAA) Clearinghouse and see where he is.”
As for the St. John’s situation, Gerard called it “miscommunication on both parts.”
Gerard listed several schools still in the mix.
“UMass has come on really strong,” he said. “Kansas State is still there, so those are still the same.”
Speaking of K-State, former UConn and Rice big man Curtis Kelly is headed to the school that produced Michael Beasley, the No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft, and fellow NBA pick Bill Walker.
“I feel I will have a better opportunity and get more out of my college experience if I go somewhere else,” Kelly told the Hartford Courant.
“I respect Coach [ Jim] Calhoun and will miss my teammates and the many friends I have here at UConn. I know that the guys here will have a great chance to do some special things next year, but I needed to be true to what will make me happy.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.