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.
Memphis head coach John Calipari and assistant Orlando Antigua finally had their in-home visit Sunday night with St. Anthony star Dominic Cheek and Friars head coach Bob Hurley.
The 6-foot-5 Cheek is the No. 6 shooting guard in the Class of 2009, according to Rivals, and a first-team All-State selection.
“It thought it went very well,” Hurley said of the visit. “I thought it was very good presentation. I think we felt real interest from their end, real interest in getting Dominic down there to visit. They had done their homework. They knew his strengths, they run the same offense that we do at St. Anthony.”
Asked if an official visit to Memphis had been set, Hurley said:
“I think they may get a visit.”
Hurley added that the “dates are up in the air” for official visits, but “Kansas will be getting one (likely Oct. 17), Villanova and Wake Forest. I’m not sure about the fifth.”
Kansas head coach Bill Self and assistant Joe Dooleystopped in to watch Cheek work out on Friday, following an appearance at the Garden State Coaches Clinic at St. Benedict’s.
Hurley added that it appears that Tennessee appears to be out of the mix now.
“They never made a home visit. I think they’re kind of on the outside,” Hurley said.
Seton Hall, Rutgers, Indiana, Villanova and Kansas previously had in-home visits.
Next up are in-home visits Tuesday with Pitt and Wednesday with Wake Forest.
“Then we’ll finally be done with them,” Hurley said.
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.