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.
At 6-foot-8 with a 7-9 wingspan, Beejay Anya is one of the most recruited big men in the Class of 2013.
“I have offers from Syracuse, Texas, Kansas, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Louisville, Indiana, Seton Hall, Maryland, Georgetown,” Anya, the No. 2 center in the class of 2013, told FiveStarBasketball.com. “There’s a whole lot of others. I can’t think off the top of my head. N.C. State is recruiting me as well.”
“I like all my schools so far and I think I’m just wide open.”
In general, Anya, out of Dematha Catholic, wants to play for a program where “they like using their big men a lot, schools that are known for using their big men a lot in the paint, or are willing to use their big men in the paint.”
“A school that does that will be a good school for me,” he added.
Syracuse is certainly an option since they have done well with big men and have Anya’s teammate, Jerami Grant, coming in in 2012.
“I know he can get me the ball as well, so I think that will work out in my benefit if I go there,” 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.