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.
DaJuan Coleman, one of the premier centers in the Class of 2012, plans to visit Kentucky for Big Blue Madness Oct. 15.
“He wants to go to Kentucky for Midnight Madness,” said a source with direct knowledge.
Coleman, who left today for the adidas Nations event in Los Angeles Aug. 5-8, was not immediately available for comment.
The source said Kentucky, Syracuse and Ohio State currently lead for the 6-foot-9 big man from Jamesville DeWitt High, and that Ohio State has made a big push into what was previously a two-team race.
“Ohio State, Kentucky and Syracuse are his top three, and Ohio State is moving in big,” the source said. “Ohio State’s done very well. He bonded with [Jared] Sullinger while playing at the Amar’e Stoudemire camp.
“He really likes Ohio State. They weren’t really on his list; now they’re right into the top three, as high as anybody. He and Sullinger are similar-type players Sullinger is probably going to be leaving and he [Coleman] can fit right into that role. There’s nobody at Kentucky or Syracuse that looks or plays exactly like him right now.”
Christ the King 2013 guard Isaiah Lewissaid he will visit Kansas for Midnight in the Phog…DePaul coach Oliver Purnell announced that incoming freshman Shane Larkin, the son of former Cincinnati Reds star Barry Larkin, will not attend DePaul University. A medical condition that requires Larkin to be closer to his Orlando home prevents him from attending DePaul. “I’m disappointed he’s not going to be here, and we’re concerned about Shane’s well-being,” said Purnell. “I support his decision.”
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.
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