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.
Durand Scott was invited to attend UConn’s season opener Friday night against Western Carolina, but he did not make the trip.
The 6-foot-4 Scott out of Rice High School is still considering Pitt, along with UConn and Miami, according to Dwayne Mitchell, Scott’s coach with the Gauchos.
“Everybody is still in,” MItchell said.
Mitchell said Scott expected to make an announcement next week.
Ashcraf Yacoubou, a 6-4 sophomore shooting guard from Long Island Lutheran who attended UConn’s First Night celebration Oct. 17, will be at the game.
“I know Ashcraf is going,” said Torrel Harris. Torrel is the father Tobias and Tyler Harris, teammates of Yacoubou who will not attend the game.
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.