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.
Graham Decommits from N.C. State; Taylor to Marquette
Torian Graham, the Rivals No. 5 shooting guard in the Class of 2012, has decommitted from N.C. State.
“I just feel like I made a decision too fast. I don’t feel like I gave everyone a chance to recruit me,” Graham told PackPride.com
“I’m still listing them. They are still at the top.”
Damon Handon, who coaches with DC Assault, said he had no new list for Graham but imagined Maryland and others would try to get involved. Handon pointed out that Maryland assistant Dalonte Hill, now a Maryland assistant, has a strong relationship with the 6-foot-4 Graham.
“I’m quite sure a lot of schools will try to get in there,” Handon said by phone. “A kid as talented as he is, I’m quite sure he’ll have a number of schools wanting to recruit him.”
TAYLOR TO MARQUETTESteve Taylor, a 6-8 forward ranked the No. 1 senior in Illinois, has committed to Marquette.
“(Marquette is) a great fit for me,” Taylor, who chose the Golden Eagles over DePaul, Purdue and Ohio, told the Chicago Tribune. “The system and the coaching staff. And my family can watch me play.”
Kendrick Nunn, a 6-2 guard who is Taylor’s teammate at Chicago Simeon, pledged to Texas A&M.
“I decided to commit when I was on my visit (this weekend),” Nunn, who also visited Ohio and Memphis, told the Tribune. “I am still going to go through the recruiting process and take calls.”
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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