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.
Rick Pitino picked up a point guard Sunday when Terry Rozier of Shaker Heights, Ohio committed to Louisville.
“It’s really amazing for me,” Rozier, a 6-foot-1, 170-pount floor general ranked No. 22 at his position by Rivals, told the Louisville Courier-Journal. “My heart was telling me I needed to do it. I didn’t want to wait around any longer.”
Rozier told the paper he also considered West Virginia, Illinois and Cleveland State.
Rozier said he has been a Louisville fan since watching the film “Through The Fire,” about former Brooklyn Lincoln standout Sebastian Telfair, who first committed to Louisville before heading to the NBA.
Zach Price, Rozier’s cousin, is also a freshman at Louisville.
“Being coached by a guy like Rick Pitino and being a part of a program like that is a dream for me,” Rozier told the newspaper. “I really am living a dream.”
Rozier made the commitment on 9/11, the 10th anniversary of the attacks in which Pitino’s best friend Billy Minardi were killed.
Pitino will be in the New York area Monday to watch St. Benedict’s Prep 2013 point guard Tyler Ennis.
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.
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