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.
AKRON, Ohio — Mitch McGary is one of the hottest names in the Class of 2012.
The 6-foot-11, 260-pound big man from Brewster (N.H.) Academy has a Who’s Who of Division 1 schools recruiting him.
In this video at the LeBron James Skills Academy, he says Maryland is recruiting him the hardest, but that he’s also intrigued by Kentucky, which he plans to visit, and Coach John Calipari, with whom he spoke last week.
“He just wanted to tell me he was going to be here and he was excited to watch me,” McGary said of Calipari.
McGary also took an unofficial to Michigan last Wednesday.
He and his father, Tim, plan to cut his list to nine or 10 soon.
“I’ll probably come out with a list in the next month,” he said.
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.