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.
The recruitment of 6-foot-8 Long Island wing Tyler Harris is heating up.
Providence head coach Keno Davis and assistant Rodell Davis were in to St. Benedict’s Prep on Monday to watch Harris, who is slated to visit Providence officially Oct. 15.
Harris has already visited Iowa and then hit N.C. State this past weekend. St. John’s is the final school on his list and no date has been set.
As for N.C. State, Torrel Harris, Tyler’s dad, said it went well.
“The N.C. State official visit was great,” Torrel said. “We had some good conversations with head coach Sidney Lowe, Larry Harris, Monte Towe and Pete Strickland about the direction the program is headed. Tyler and I were very impresssed with all the experience of the coachees and staff members.
“We met with director of academics Carrie Legger, who discussed every aspect of the academics and their dedication to help the student athletes graduate.
“We watched the team practice for one hour and Tyler was able to see how his style of play would fit into their offense and the things that Coach Lowe demands from his players. We attended the football game against Virginia Tech, which was a thrilling game.
“He spent some quality time with the players on the team both Friday and Saturday. He thought the players were cool and he got along with them well.”
Alabama coaches were in to St. Ben’s to watch junior guard Jaylen Beckham…Mike Jarvis of Florida Atlantic and his son watched junior guard Nehemias Morillo…Boston College comes in Tuesday to see senior guard Vaughn Gray. Gray trips to Siena this weekend and George Mason next weekend…2012 shooting guard Nick Stauskas of Canada picked up offers from Michigan, Wake Forest, Stanford and Butler, per Alex Kline.
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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.