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.
Rysheed Jordan says he has “cut” his list to seven schools — and Maryland is not on the list.
“Helllo againn my final 7 schools rrr temple,St johns,Syracuse,rutgers, xavier,alabama, ucla, if wasnt clear ur hearing from my mouth,” he Tweeted.
The 6-foot-4 point guard out of Philly Vaux Roberts also said he plans to cut to three sometime soon, with some speculation running that those three will be St. John’s, Temple and Syracuse. He will visit Syracuse officially this weekend.
“[S]oon to come the final 3,” he Tweeted.
Syracuse already has a pledge from St. Benedict’s Prep point guard Tyler Ennis, and could well be offering Jordan the opportunity to play some two.
Jordan has expressed interest in playing in college with fellow Philly native Brandon Austin, but the two don’t share many schools in common.
Austin, the former Penn State commit, will visit Providence this weekend and has also had Texas and UConn in to watch him recently, his AAU coach, Lonnie Lowery, told SNY.tv.
Maryland missed out on Aaron and Andrew Harrison but remains alive for 2013 point guard Roddy Peters, who is also considering UCLA, Kansas, Rutgers, Georgetown and Xavier.
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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.