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.
Norvel Pelle, the No. 2 center in the Class of 2011, is in the midst of taking home visits and will decide on his officials after that.
The 6-foot-10, 205-pound Pelle out of Los Angeles Price has had in-home visits with UTEP, Washington, Kansas, Oregon and St. John’s with Arizona due in Wednesday (tonight), according to Dinos Trigonis of Fullcourt Press, who covers West Coast recruiting and has coached Pelle with the Belmont Shore Basketball Club.
Pelle still has in-homes coming with UConn and UCLA.
“After he finishes with those he’ll decide where he’s gonna visit,” Trigonis said. “He’s still trying to figure things out.”
Pelle’s high school coach, Michael Lynch, politely referred me to his parents, and a phone call to Pelle’s home Wednesday night was not immediately returned.
Sources said the St. John’s home visit went very well. The Johnnies are involved with a number of West Coast players, including Pelle and wing Amir Garrett.
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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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