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.
Achraf Yacoubou is one of the most exciting guards in the Class of 2011. Ranked No. 19 among shooting guards by Rivals, the 6-4, 200 pound Yacoubou is a junior at Long Island Lutheran.
He is set to visit Kentucky for Big Blue Madness Oct. 16 and Villanova for Hoops Mania Oct. 23.
He lists those two schools, along with UConn, as his top three.
“They are all equal. I don’t have a leading school just yet,” he said by text.
Villanova coach Jay Wright is very high on Yacoubou, according to a source.
Yacoubou is an explosive scorer who looks very smooth on the court. When I saw Long Island Lutheran win at St. Anthony last year, Yacoubou was the best player on a court that also included Tobias Harris, Dominic Cheek and Devon Collier.FREE THROWS
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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.
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.