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.
Adonis Filer, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound point guard from Hammond (Ind.), has verbally committed to Clemson and is expected to sign Wednesday.
“Yeah, I did,” Filer, the Rivals No. 24 point guard in the Class of 2012, told SNY.tv by phone. “That seemed like the right school for me. My family talked about it and it seemed it was the right fit.”
Filer, who becomes the fifth 2012 commit for coach Brad Brownell’s club, also considered Utah, Purdue and Tennessee and said he expects to help Clemson right away.
“I’m more of a push-it type of point guard, I push it all the time,” he said. “I get it out, get my team involved.”
Said Notre Dame Prep coach Ryan Hurd: “He’s an athletic point guard. runs up and down the floor, loves to defend and he can jump through the roof.”
Filer said he may have a chance to play big minutes next year with the graduation of senior Andre Young.
“I have a good chance to start freshman year because their point guard is leaving,” he said.
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.