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.
Add Keith “Tiny” Gallon to the growing list of big-time Class of 2009 players who will likely wait until the spring to sign.
Asked when he might commit, the 6-9, 290-pound forward from Humble, Texas, wrote in a text message, “Probably late.”
“I just want to focus on winning a ring,” said Gallon, the No. 5 center and No. 31 player in the Class of 2009 out of Oak Hill Academy.
He is down to Oklahoma University and Mississippi State, but said “most likely OU,” as far as his college choice.
Among Rivals’ top 20 players in the Class of 2009, No. 1 John Wall, No. 3 Xavier Henry, No. 9 Lance Stephenson, No. 11 Michael Snaer and No. 16 Dominic Cheek have all indicated that they will sign late.
Stay tuned for a story on these guys and this trend later this week.
No. 4 Derrick Favors is expected to announce any day now for Georgia, Georgia Tech or N.C. State.
No. 10 Renardo Sidney is considering USC, UCLA, Mississippi State and LSU, but could also opt for the European route. [If you want to read an epic story on Sidney, check this out.]
No. 15 Latavious Williams is down to Baylor, Florida State and Memphis.
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.
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