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.
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. — BrandonAshley is on the brink of cutting his list.
After putting up 18 points and 11 rebounds in the Oakland Soldiers 79-73 victory over the Playaz Basketball Club in the quarterfinals of the Peach Jam, Ashley said he planned to trim his list to “five or six” soon.
“I don’t really have a list yet,” said Ashley, a 6-foot-7, 220-pound rising senior power forward who will attend Findlay Prep. “I plan on getting that after Peach Jam.”
Arizona head coach Sean Miller and Oregon head coach Dana Altman and assistant Tony Stubblefield were at the game against the Playaz, and have been following Ashley throughout the Peach Jam.
“I’ve seen them front row every game I’ve been here,” Ashley said of Arizona and Oregon.
Kentucky coach John Calipari was also in the house against the Playaz.
“He’s in there, he’s in there,” Ashley said. “They’ve been coming after me hard since high school season. They’ve been after me as hard as anybody else.”
After cutting his list, Ashley said he may pull the trigger in the early signing period.
“I’m thinking I might sign early so I can go early. I just want to get it over with,” he said. “It’s a lot to deal with and really just make my decision early.”
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.