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.
A source close to UConn coach Jim Calhoun says the coach is shocked at how long it has taken the school to begin negotiating terms of a new multiyear deal.
“They have not been in a rush to get it done,” the source said, referring to UConn officials.
UConn spokesman Kyle Muncy said Tuesday that the two sides have been in discussions for some time, and that Calhoun has expressed a desire to continue coaching at the school.
The source said the two sides “were looking at four, maybe five [years]” for the extension.
Read the full story here.MARSHALL TO BUTLER Khyle Marshall, a 6-7, 215-pound combo forward from Pembroke Pines (Fla.) Flanagan, committed to Butler over Old Dominion and Alabama-Birmingham.
Marshall averaged 26 points and 12.5 last season and was the South Florida Sun Sentinel’s large school player of the year. He is the No.113 prospect in the class of 2010, according to Rivals.
“He loves that place [Butler]. He just flat out loves the place,” said Marshall’s coach, Alberto Jempierre.
“It came down to Butler, Old Dominion and UAB,” he added. “He took three visits. Vanderbilt, Missouri and UNLV tried to come in late after him. But he stayed with the schools recruiting him the longest. He chose to go to Butler.”
6-9 Canadian big man Marvell Waithe will visit has interest from Arkansas, Alabama, Memphis, Kentucky, Florida State, Rutgers, South Florida, LSU and Pittsburgh..Onetime Seton Hall forward Mike Glover has committed to St. Francis (N.Y.), according to Jeff Goodman of FoxSports.com. Glover will join Mike Davis, another former Seton Hall big man…Goodman also reports that wing Casey Prather will commit to Florida on Wednesday…Memphis Sheffield SG Guard Chris Crawford will announce on Thursday between Memphis and Tennessee…Maryland commit Jordan Williams of Torrington (Conn.) High, was arrested and charged with assault last month.
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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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He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.