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.
Count Duke among the programs recruiting 2012 forward Perry Ellis of Wichita (Kansas) Heights.
Ellis had initially cut his list to Kansas, Kansas State, Memphis, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Wichita State, but now Duke has become involved.
Fonda Ellis, Perry’s mom, said new Duke assistant Jeff Capel stays in regular touch with Perry and that Coach K called, too.
“Coach K wanted to talk to Perry,” Fonda said. “So we set up a call to call him in May. Then on June 1 Coach K called Perry and talked. They are just getting acquainted right now.
“Perry knows Capel really well. He had recruited Perry since his freshman year [at Oklahoma]….They want him to come visit. Coach K said that Perry reminds him of Grant Hill.”
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.