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.
By JACK LeGWINSpecial to ZAGSBLOG
On Friday Morning, Jim Larranaga added a key part to the class of 2014 for Miami when Omar Sherman committed to the U.
Sherman, a 6-foot-9, 250-pound power forward out of Dallas Prime Prep (Tex.), became the third player from the class of 2014 to commit to Miami, joining JaQuan Newton and James Palmer.
A player with a strong frame and a versatile skill set, Sherman will make an impact right away at Miami, joining their quick guards, giving them a low-post presence to play off of.
“They are the best fit for me,” Sherman told SNY.tv on Friday. “I can stretch the defense with my shot, and I can bring a versatile playing style from shooting on the perimeter, to going back in the post.”
Sherman chose Miami over Houston, Weber State, and Wichita State.
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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.