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.
Louisville has landed a commitment right in the middle of the July recruiting period.
Deng Adel, an athletic, high-energy 6-foot-7 small forward originally from Australia, committed to the Cardinals on Monday.
The four-star forward is now at Bradenton (FL) Victory Rock Prep and impressed Louisville coach Rick Pitino and his staff during the recent Adidas Unrivaled Camp in Chicago.
Adel had offers a slew of schools, along with interest from Kentucky and UConn, according Victory Rock Prep coach Loren Jackson.
“He’s going to be a kid that really strives in their system,” Jackson told SNY.tv. “We play very similar at the prep levelto the way they play so it will be somewhat of a smooth transition. He can plays some man, play some zone.
“His ceiling is off the charts.”
Adel averaged 20 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists last season on a team that went 23-10.
He is Louisville’s first 2015 pledge.
Tulsa landed a pledge from 6-4 2016 point guard Dashawn McDowell of Oklahoma City (OK) Southeast…2015 Syracuse Select (NY) guard Jordan Roland committed to George Washington, per Adam Finkelstein. “Finally committed to George Washington can’t wait to be a part of their basketball program #Colonials#RaiseHigh,” he Tweeted.
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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.