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.
Jordan Mickey is down to five schools and looking to make a decision relatively soon.
“Probably the end of this month or the beginning of next month,” the 6-foot-9 Mickey, the Rivals No. 20 power forward in the Class of 2013 out of Arlington (Texas) Grace Prep, told SNY.tv Monday night.
As first reported by SNY.tv, he is considering Ohio State, LSU, SMU, Oklahoma State and Arkansas.
Mickey took an official to SMU last weekend.
“It went great,” he said. “[Coach Larry Brown] was just telling me that he really wants me to be a part of his team next year and he’s looking forward to being able to see him in the next few weeks.”
Mickey trips to Oklahoma State for his final official this coming weekend. He is looking forward to “see the campus more and talk to the players and talk to coach [Travis] Ford.”
Mickey said he’s not sure if he will visit Arkansas, but he’s already been to Ohio State and LSU.
“At Ohio State, I like coach [Thad] Matta and the coaching staff and the players,” he said. “I got a chance to come in and win at that school.
“At LSU, coach [Johnny] Jones and his staff, I’m looking forward to playing with them.”
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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 and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, 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.