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.
Keith Thomas Down to 4, Targeting Decision; Ryan Martin Visiting St. John’s
Keith Thomas, the 6-foot-8 forward from Westchester Community College, is now down to four schools and is targeting an announcement on Monday at the SNY studio in Manhattan.
“He’s considering Loyola-Chicago, St. John’s, South Florida and Fordham,” WCC coach Tyrone Mushatt told SNY.tv.
Thomas last week visited St. John’s and USF, but his visit to Miami this week was cancelled. He previously visited Loyola.
St. John’s is looking to add frontcourt depth to augment Chris Obekpa and incoming recruit Adonis Delarosa.
Having missed out on Marlon Jones (Loyola) and Josh Cunningham (Bradley), the Johnnies are now going in other directions.
Ryan Martin, a 6-8 forward South Plains (Texas) College, is visiting campus this weekend. Martin, a native of London who played at Bridgton (ME) Academy, averaged 9.8 points and 8.6 rebounds last season.
“He’s a skilled big kid with the chance to fit in a system,” Bridgton coach Whit Lesure told SNY.tv. “With his length, and skill and athleticism, he is a good fit. Like a lot of guys going to that level he’s gotta put his big boy pants on because they’re looking for pros there and hopefully Ryan’s time at junior college has allowed him to mature physically and mentally to enable him to play at the highest level.”
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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.