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.
Isaiah Whitehead is the latest Lincoln High School star to follow in the footsteps of Stephon Marbury, Sebastian Telfair and Lance Stephenson.
Now the freshman has picked up a scholarship offer from North Carolina, according to the New York Post.
“I know they have a great program,” Whitehead told the Post. “A lot of [NBA] players came out of there like Michael Jordan, Vince Carter. I’m real excited.”
The paper also reported that St. John’s, USC, Pittsburgh and Syracuse have offered the 6-foot-4, 175-pound wing.
“It makes me feel good, but I know I still have to keep working and I can get some more schools,” Whitehead told the Post.
Whitehead scored 25 points Sunday to pace the Juice All-Stars to an 86-63 victory over Team Albany at the iS8 Nike Spring League.
Whitehead and 6-10 St. Patrick frosh Dakari Johnson are among 24 players chosen to the 2011 USA U16 Developmental National Team tryouts.
That players will train June 10-18 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., before a 12-man team is selected for the 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship June 21-25 in León, Mexico.
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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.