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.
James Padgett, a 6-foot-8, 220-pound senior power forward from Brooklyn Lincoln who plays alongside Lance Stephenson, visited Maryland over the weekend.
“I would say it was a fair visit,” Padgett told TerrapinTimes.com.
Next up for Padgett is an official to Pittsburgh this weekend. The Panthers recently got a commitment from 6-8 PF Dante Taylor.
Providence and St. John’s are also in the mix, and the Johnnies are trying to set up a visit.
Meanwhile, Harrison Barnes, a 6-6 SF from Ames (IA) ranked No. 1 among small forwards in the Class of 2010, put on a show last Wednesday during an Open Gym. Check out this video.
“Coach [Mike Krzyzewski] and Coach Wojciechowski came out to open gym on Wednesday and stayed for the entire workout,” Barnes told Devils Illustrated. “There were coaches from Kansas, Kentucky, Iowa State, Iowa, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and DePaul there. The only head coaches that attended were Coach Krzyzewski, Coach (Jeff) Capel from Oklahoma and Coach McDermott from Iowa State. The rest of the coaches were assistants.”
Barnes plans to be at Kansas Oct. 17 for “Late Night in the Phog” and may also visit Duke.
“The only unofficial visit that I have set up is for Late Night in the Phog (Oct. 17)at Kansas,” he said. “I am trying to set up a visit with Duke and then it will all depend on my family’s financial situation on how many other visits we will make.”
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.