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.
One player who really put on a show in Orlando was Danuel House.
The 6-foot-6 small forward from Missouri City (Texas) Hightower was named Player of the Game after putting up 24 points on 9 of 24 shooting and nine rebounds in Texas Pro’s 79-77 OT victory Monday over the Dallas Stars.
House was a high-flyer with several acrobatic dunks and layups, including a hesitation floater over 6-8 Alex Poythress in which he paused in midair before flipping in the basket.
In this video interview done at the LeBron James Skills Academy, House said he’s considering Houston, Baylor, Texas, Cal, Colorado, Missouri, Louisville and Arizona.
“I’m going to cut it down when I get home after this last period of basketball,” he said.
House said Baylor, Houston, Louisville and Missouri are recruiting him the hardest.
“I’ll still be a scorer, but a better passer and defender and a rebounder [when I get to college],” House 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.