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.
PHILADELPHIA – Here is a quick rundown of some school lists and college targets from the Reebok All-American Camp here in Philly…
Louisville is focusing on 2009 player Durand Scott of Rice (pictured) and 2010 targets 6-4 Doron Lamb, 6-7 Roscoe Smithand 6-7 C.J. Fair.
Fordham is focusing on getting at least one of the three St. Anthony big men, all of whom are here: Derrick Williams, Ashton Pankey and Devon Collier. The Rams are also looking at Kyle Casey and OD Anosike.Seton Hall has offered the following players ships (although this is not an all-inclusive list): senior Dominic Cheek of St. Anthony, who just made the USA U-18 team; senior forward Tevin Baskin of Stamford (Conn.) Trinity Catholic; junior guard Kyrie Irving of St. Patrick; junior guard Isaiah Epps of PLainfield, who was not at the camp because of injury; forward Derrick Williams of St. Anthony; junior forwards Fuquan Edwin and Trevor Clemmings and junior guard Jayon James, all of Paterson Catholic; and Seton Hall Prep sophomore guard Sterling Gibbs.
St. John’s is recruiting Devon Collier, Ashton Pankey, Jayvaughn Pinkston, Tobias Harris, Karron Johnson and Myck Kabongo, among others.
Rutgers has offered Edwin, Clemmings, Baskin, Epps, Cheek, Gibbs, Kevin Parrom and Tobias Harris.
INDIVIDUAL LISTS (Top 3):
Kenny Boynton: Duke, Georgia Tech, Memphis
Renardo Sidney: Arizona State, UCLA, USC
Richard Howell: Oregon, Marquette, Texas
Aaric Murray: Marquette, West Virginia, St. Joe’s
Brandon Knight: Miami, Georgia Tech, Duke
Dan Jennings: Pitt, Minnesota, West Virginia
Sterling Gibbs: Maryland, Florida, Rutgers
Mike Poole: UConn, Kansas, Florida
Kevin Parrom: Marquette, Clemson, South Carolina
Abdul Gaddy: Texas, Arizona, Memphis
Myck Kabongo: Florida, Texas, Maryland
Ashton Pankey: Fordham, Virginia, Xavier
Derrick Williams: Seton Hall, Temple, La Salle
Tobias Harris: Rutgers, Indiana, Baylor
Isaiah Epps: Maryland, Rutgers, Pitt
CJ Fair: Louisville, Texas, Florida
Kyle Casey: Davidson, Harvard Fordham
Karron Johnson: Memphis, Georgetown
Terrel Vinson: Villanova, Georgetown, Duke
Shaquille Thomas: Xavier, Providence, Virginia Tech
HOOP SCOOP’S RANKINGS OF THE TOP PLAYERS IN CAMP FROM DAY ONE (Take with a grain of salt)
1. Kenny Boynton2. Myck Kabongo3. Junior Cadougan4. Abdul Gaddy5. Thomas Robinson6. Brandon Knight7. Karron Johnson8. Mike Marra9. Tobias Harris10. Renardo Sidney
Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, 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.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.