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.
“He played amazing today and he’s been playing like that the last couple games,” Duval said. “Really with him it’s just consistency because he can go out there and dominate.
“If he keeps working and keeps playing hard and keeps the right mentality, he’ll be really, really good.”
De Sousa, a native of Angola, listed Louisville, Kansas, North Carolina and Kentucky as the schools working the hardest. He holds offers from Louisville, Maryland, Florida and Syracuse, among others.
“I haven’t taken any visits yet,” he said. “I might next year.”
IMG Academy coach Vince Walden a former college coach, said De Sousa has a huge upside.
“He’s doing really well,” he said. “He’s got a great body. He’s teachable, coachable, unbelievable human being. It’s fun to coach him.”
De Sousa has a terrific motor and wants to keep improving his fundamentals.
“[I can] rebound, score, I’m really good at scoring the ball,” he said. “All I have to do is improve on my handle, my jump shot and everything else will come after that.”
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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.