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.
Daniel Ochefu, the No. 6 center in the Class of 2012 out of The Westtown (Pa.) School, has verbally committed to Villanova over Georgetown, Temple and Texas, according to Alex Kline of The Recruit Scoop.
“I am really excited to be committing to Villanova because I really liked Coach [Jay] Wright and his assistants,” said the 6-foot-10, 215-pound Ochefu. “I liked the fact that it’s close to my family and that my high school is only 20 minutes away so my family and friends can come see me play. I also like the recruiting classes they have coming into Villanova in the next couple of years.”
Ochefu joins point guard Ryan Arcidiacono of Neshaminy (Pa.) and wing Savon Goodman of Academy of the New Church in Villanova’s 2012 class.
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.