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.
Seven Schools Working Hardest for Tyus Battle (UPDATED)
Seven schools are working the hardest for 2016 guard Tyus Battle, his father told SNY.tv.
Gary Battle listed Ohio State, UConn, Virginia, Villanova, Michigan, Syracuse and Indiana as those “working the hardest.”
Several of those schools are due in today (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday) to see the 6-5 Battle work out at Gill St. Bernard.s
Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins was in Thursday, with UConn’s Kevin Ollie, Virginia’s Jason Williford, Michigan’s Jeff Meyer, Villanova’s Ashley Howard and Seton Hall’s Shaheen Holloway expected Friday.
Fresh off winning the NCAA championship Monday night, Ollie will be in New Jersey for the Coaches’ Clinic at Roselle Catholic and will do some recruiting as well.
Gary Battle said his son plans to visit UConn sometime next month.
“We are going to go to UConn in May,” he said.
They are also planning a trip to Virginia June 20.
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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.