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.
7-Footer Okoroh Changes Twitter Commitment to Cal from Tennessee After Cuonzo Martin Is Hired
It isn’t often that you see a basketball player commit to two different schools in two days on Twitter.
But that’s exactly what 7-foot-1 Kingsley Okoroh of Phoenix (AZ) Westwind Prep did.
On Monday, Okoroh announced via Twitter, “Just committed to the university of Tennessee! Can’t wait to play in the SEC next year.”
Okoroh then proceeded to retweet a lot of people congratulating him on Twitter for his decision.
Yet that didn’t last long.
After former Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin was introduced as the new coach at Cal on Tuesday, Okoroh changed course.
“I want to thank The University Of Tennessee and the fans for your support unfortunately I announce my de-commitment from Tennessee,” he Tweeted Tuesday afternoon.
“I announce my commitment to the University of California Berkeley. I’m very excited to be a BEAR !”
And there you have it.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, 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.