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.
John Wall, the No. 1 basketball recruit in the nation, said he won’t visit Duke on Saturday despite a source close to the situation saying it was a possibility.
“I’m not going today,” Wall said in a text message.
Wall and Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski spoke by phone earlier this week and Wall said he planned to visit the campus, which is 30-40 minutes from his home.
With Kenny Boynton having picked Florida, Duke has now targeted the 6-foot-4 Wall to potentially replace Greg Paulus.
Wall, out of Raleigh (N.C.) Word of God, is also considering Kansas, Baylor, N.C. State, Miami, Memphis and Oregon State.
He and Derrick Favors recently visited N.C. State together unofficially, and Favors is now down to Georgia, Georgia Tech and N.C. State.
Asked if Favors’ decision would influence him, Wall said: “Not really but I would love to play with him or Renardo [Sidney].”
Wall will next visit Memphis the weekend of Nov. 14, the same weekend St. Anthony standout Dominic Cheek will be there..
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.