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.
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Great day for Steve Alford. Gets Aaron Holiday and Thomas Welsh back at UCLA. Have another loaded recruiting class too.
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Aaron Gordon, one of the top players in the Class of 2013, says he has five official visits in the works.
“Recruiting-wise [I’m] down to five officials that are going to be set up and I have one unofficial,” the 6-foot-9 Gordon out of San Jose Mitty told Dave Telep of ESPN before going for 25 points and 6 rebounds en route to Player of the Game honors in the Under Armour Elite 24 game Saturday.
“I’m going to Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Kansas and Kentucky as officials and then in September I’m going to Cal on an unofficial.”
While winning the Peach Jam in July with the Oakland Soldiers, Gordon, 16, told SNY.tv that Washington, Arizona and Kentucky were his top three.
“Washington’s a really good school,” Gordon said then. “I love [head coach Lorenzo] Romar. I also like [Kentucky coach John] Calipari a lot. I like [Arizona coach] Sean Miller. I like all those guys. There’s no really No. 1. Those are very close to my top three.
“Washington’s probably up there, but there’s really no No. 1.”
Gordon’s Soldiers teammate, Jabari Bird, visits Cal Sept. 1 and Washington Sept. 29, and is working on bringing Gordon with him to either Cal or Washington.
“Yeah, we definitely mentioned it to each other all the time,” Bird told SNY.tv. “We hopefully plan on going to the same school on the college level, which is one of the reasons why Washington is one of my favorites.”
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
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.