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.
JUCO Star Shakur Juiston Has Nine Top Schools (UPDATED)
Shakur Juiston, the 6-foot-7, 220-pound forward from Hutchinson (KS) Community College, now has a list of nine top schools he’s considering, he told ZAGSBLOG.
Juiston is considering Rutgers, St. Joe’s, VCU, UConn, Kansas, Iowa State, UNLV, Rhode Island and Oklahoma. He will have two years of Division 1 eligibility wherever he lands next season.
“Those are the top nine that I’m considering,” he said Tuesday. “I’m open if anybody wants to recruit me, but based on what’s going on so far these are the top nine. I don’t want to close out any new opportunities.”
Kansas offered Juiston earlier this month, as first reported here.
The former Paterson (N.J.) Eastside star is averaging 16.5 points, 11.7 rebounds and 1.9 blocks for national power Hutchinson (31-2). He was named the Most Valuable Player of the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference.
He and his team begin play in the NJCAA Championship on March 22 at Hutch.
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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.