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.
Hassan Whiteside, a 6-foot-11, 210-pound center from The Patterson (N.C.) School, committed to Marshall.
He chose that school over Kentucky, N.C. State, UConn and Charlotte. Seton Hall also offered him.
“I think it’s a great fit for him,” Patterson coach Chris Chaney said by phone. “The whole staff of Marshall did an excellent job, one of the better jobs I’ve ever seen somebody do. He just felt really comfortable and the potential for him is really big. And for a place like Marshall where coach [Donnie] Jones developed players like him at Florida, thats a big draw.
“He lacks a lot of experience now, so he’s trying to learn how to play hard all the time, to play the right way. On the other side, his potential is really, really high. I think he can be a pro.”
The story was first reported by Jeff Goodman of FoxSports.com.
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.