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.
There are four elite guards in the Class of 2010 who have yet to announce their college choices.
Brandon Knight, Doron Lamb, Josh Selby and Cory Joseph are all headed toward a spring signing bonanza and college coaches and fans are anxiously waiting to see how the dominoes fall.
The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Joseph of Findlay (Nev.) Prep is still considering the same five schools that have been on his list for some time: UConn, Villanova, Texas, Minnesota and UNLV.
“Cory still has the same five on the list. There’s nothing new or different,” Findlay coach Michael Peck said. “I don’t know that he’s made any movment.”
Joseph’s older brother, Devoe, plays at Minnesota and his teammate and fellow Canadian, Tristan Thompson, has signed with Texas. Still, many observers speculate that Joseph, the No. 3 point guard in the Class of 2010, could also land at UConn or Villanova because of their relative proximity to his home in Toronto. UNLV remains the long shot, but has the advantage of being the closest to Findlay.
“I do feel pretty confident that it will be one of the five,” Peck said.
Joseph is tight with Thompson and St. Benedict’s Prep junior Myck Kabongo, who has also verbally committed to Texas.
Yet Peck pointed out that when Thompson and Kabongo went last summer to play at the Nike Global Summit in Portland, Ore., Joseph went to the adidas Nations event in Texas.
Playing with Thompson and Kabongo does “have it’s own appeal to it but Cory’s his own guy,” Peck said. “Cory’s his own guy and he’s not afraid to do his own thing and be on his own.
“That being said he does have a great relationship with those guys and a great feel for them on the floor.”
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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.