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.
Manhattan signed point guard Decarlos Anderson and wing Emmanuel Andujar of Rice High to National Letters of Intent.
Anderson is a 6-foot-2 product of I.C. Norcom High School in Suffolk, Va. who helped the Greyhounds win back-to-back Group AAA State Championships. Andujar is a 6-5 versatile wing who played under head coach Dwayne Mitchell at Rice High School in New York City.
“We are excited about Decarlos joining the Jasper family,” head coach Steve Masiello said. “Decarlos is a winner who has experienced success throughout his high school career. He can play multiple positions in the backcourt and we will look for him to be an integral part of our basketball team.”
Anderson garnered First Team All-Eastern Regional honors after averaging 15.8 points as a senior playing for head coach Leon Goolsby. He helped lead I.C. Norcom to a 30-1 overall record as the Greyhounds finished the season ranked in the top 10 nationally in six polls. Rivals.com and MaxPreps.com had the Greyhounds as high as No. 3, while Norcom ranked No. 4 in the Powerade FAB 50 ESPN RISE poll and No. 6 in USA Today.
Anderson averaged 14.4 points, grabbed 16 rebounds, dished out nine assists and logged seven steals over the Greyhounds’ three playoff contests.
Andujar helped guide Rice to the 2011 CHSAA class AA championship game and finished with a game-high 28 points in the title contest against Christ the King. He averaged 12.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.9 assists helping Rice win 19 games and earn the Archdiocese of New York AA Championship. Andujar was named to the All-CHSAA Second Team and received CHSAA All-Tournament Team honors.
“We are also thrilled to have Emmy join the Manhattan basketball program,” Masiello said. “He continues a great tradition of Rice High School players who come to Manhattan. Anytime you get a player from Rice, you are getting a high quality person and student-athlete who will be successful on and off the court. Emmy fits the mold of a player who can be used in multiple positions and one who has a high skill set.”
Anderson and Andujar join the Jaspers’ incoming recruiting class that also includes 6-5 190-pound combo guard Donovan Kates and early signee 6-6 wing Ryan McCoy.
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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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