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 will now visit Ohio State next weekend for what will be his last official visit, according to Jim Hart of the Albany City Rocks.
“He went to Syracuse [Friday night] for the [West Virginia football] game and now he will take his last visit to OSU,” Hart said by text.
“He has said all along that he will take all three visits and then decide. He’s a man of his word.”
Coleman already visited Kentucky last weekend for Big Blue Madness.
Coleman visited Kentucky along with 2012 pledge Archie Goodwin and uncommitted players Shabazz Muhammad, Alex Poythress and Willie Cauley.
Coleman took an unofficial to Ohio State the last weekend in August. The school has been working hard on Coleman, using Jared Sullinger to help recruit the big man.
“I think Sullinger is basically [saying] his school is just pushing me harder,” Coleman told SNY.tv in August. “That’s what I want. I like competition and stuff. They push me harder, give me the ball, put me in the right spot. You know, make me better as a player.”
He added: ”Ohio State, I like how they use their big man and develop big men so that’s one thing about them.”
Hart said Coleman wouldn’t necessarily need to take an official to Syracuse because he lives right there and has been to campus many times.
Coleman told OrangeFizz.net that he plans on picking from among the three schools “by early November.”
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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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