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.
I spoke with Grassroots Canada coach Ro Russell today after he returned home from Las Vegas.
He says Cory Joseph, the No. 3 point guard in the Class of 2010 out of Henderson (NV) Findlay Prep, has “cut” his list to 16 schools.
Asked how long the list was before he cut it, Russell said, “About 30.”
So here’s Joseph’s list, in no particular order: Villanova, UConn, Kansas, Florida, Texas, Arizona, Cal, Mississippi State, Memphis, Syracuse, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Minnesota, UNLV, Texas A&M and Ohio State.
“He’s wide open,” Russell said. “He’s going to cut it down to 10 in early August and then cut it to five in late August.”
Joseph has taken unofficials to Cal, Memphis, Ohio State and Louisville.
Wherever he ends up, Russell said he can make an impact right away.
“He’ll be an impact player,” he said. “He has real good size and he plays real hard. He brings a unique blend of high level offense and high level defense. He can shoot the ball and get to the basket and make plays. He’s athletic. He’ll be an impact player for whatever school he goes to.”
Brady Heslip is a 6-2 combo for Grassroots Canada, which already produced guards Devoe Joseph, Junior Cadougan and Joseph. Russell said Helsip picked up offers from Rice, Fordham, Duquesne, Fairfield and Louisiana Tech and has interest from Cincinnati, Miami, Boston College and UCLA.
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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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