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.
Maurice Harkless, a 6-foot-7 junior wing from Forest Hills (N.Y.) High, has trimmed his college list from 12 to 5.
Harkless told GothamHoops.com that his final five schools are St. John’s, Fordham, Seton Hall, Kentucky and UConn.
“I want to get it over with,” Harkless told the New York Post after scoring 21 points in Forest Hills’ 60-57 loss to Wings Academy on Sunday. “There’s a lot of weight on my shoulders. I want to be able to just play and win games.”
Harkless is due to make his college announcement Wednesday afternoon on SNY.tv.
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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.