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.
2017 Forward Daniel Mading to Visit Providence, Texas Tech
Daniel Mading, a 6-foot-10, power forward originally from the Sudan who was raised in Australia, will take official visits to Providence and Texas Tech next month.
Mading, who now attends The Rock School in Gainesville, Fla., will trip to Providence Feb. 1-3 and Texas Tech Feb. 11-14.
A onetime Arizona State commit, Mading parted ways with the Sun Devils last June. At the time of his commitment, he was playing for legendary St. Anthony’s coach Bob Hurley, the father of Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley. Mading then left St. Anthony’s and resurfaced at The Rock School this season.
Among the other schools also interested are Butler, Cal, Oregon State, TCU, Nebraska, Penn State, Colorado State and Drexel.
“Daniel Mading’s potential is scary,” said Brandon Howell, his AAU coach with Team Belief. “Standing 6’9-6’10, he’s long and athletic with length to disrupt opponents on the offensive end, which is a gift. Daniel has improved his handles tremendously while handling the ball [in an effort] to develop into a 2-3 long-term. Everyone knows he can stretch the floor but being an elite defender, adding weight and developing into a two guard are the goals, and will benefit any program.”
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.
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