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.
Louisville head coach Rick Pitino paid a special visit to Tobias Harris’ new school today.
Pitino came to watch the 6-foot-8 Harris at Long Island Lutheran.
“Coach Pitino came to watch Tobias for a two-hour workout after school today (Wednesday),” Torrel Harris, Tobias’ dad, said. “Tobias told me he was very happy to see Coach Pitino’s interest in him and felt that it really meant something that he chose to be there rather than sending an assistant coach. The visit motivated Tobias to continue working hard as he came home to jump rope with his younger brothers Terry and Tyler for another hour while expressing his desire to be the best he can be.”
Harris previously cut his list of potential schools to 10: Louisville, Syracuse, Rutgers, Georgetown, Virginia, Maryland, Marquette, West Virginia, Wake Forest and USC. But he later added UConn after a visit last weekend.
Harris is the No. 9 power forward in the Class of 2010 and has numerous scholarship offers. Rutgers has made him a prime target for the Class of 2010.
A year ago, he scored 52 points in one game for Dix Hills (NY) Half Hollow Hills West and scored his 1,000th career point as a sophomore. He recently announced his transfer to Long Island Lutheran.
Coaches from St. Peter’s, DePaul and Arkansas turned out today to watch Westchester Community College 7-footer Jarrid Famous. Maryland comes tomorrow and St. Bonaventure on Friday. Seton Hall is also involved. Read more about Famous here.
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.
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.