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.
Chris Walker and Kaleb Tarczewski both enjoyed their weekend visits to Kansas for “Late Night in the Phog” and could end up with the Jayhawks.
The 6-foot-9 Walker, a 2013 big man out of Florida, said the visit was “great” and that he will “for sure” take an official visit to the school next year.
He also said he now counts Kansas among his top three, along with Florida and Kentucky.
As for the 7-foot Tarczewski out of Southborough (Mass.) St. Mark’s, his AAU coach John Carroll, called the visit “great.”
“He’s been on their campus numerous times,” Carroll told SNY.tv. “He went for their Elite camp, he went back for College Gameday last year. He went back in the spring with his mom. He’s really familiar with the campus.
“Obviously, you can do a little bit more on an official visit. His mom and dad [Bonnie and Eric] went out. They have a close familiarity with the school.
“Joe Dooley’s done an unbelievable job recruiting Kaleb for the last two years and if they get him Joe’s really the main guy who’s been responsible for all of the grunt work, all the leg work.”
Tarczewski leaves Thursday for his Arizona official and then will decide sometime thereafter.
“He’s visiting Arizona this coming weekend and he plans to sign early,” Carroll said. “Whether he commits next week when he gets back or takes a week or so I couldn’t tell you.”
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.