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.
Villanova, Miami, Minnesota Recruits Lead Jordan Brand Regional Game
Three Villanova recruits and two apiece from Miami and Minnesota highlight the Jordan Brand Regional Game roster released on Friday.
Collin Gillespie, Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree and Jermaine Samuels were named from Villanova.
Miami’s Chris Lykes and Deng Gak were chosen.
And the future Minnesota backcourt of Isaiah Washington and Jamir Harris were named. Washington on Monday was named New York Mr. Basketball, while Harris and his Patrick School teammates won the New Jersey Tournament of Champions title.
Four uncommitted players are in the game in Jordan Tucker, Greg Calixte, Chris Duarte and Clifton Moore, who has asked for but not yet received his release from Indiana.
The PSA Cardinals and NY Rens AAU programs each have four guys in the game. For the Cardinals, it’s Gak, Brandon Randolph (Arizona), Hasahn French (Saint Louis) and Walter Whyte (BU). They also have two more guys in the National Game in Mohamed Bamba (undecided) and Quade Green (Kentucky).
The Rens placed Tucker, Calixte, Jose Alvarado (Georgia Tech) and Jordan Nwora (Louisville) in the Regional Game.
For the National Game roster, click here.
The games are set for April 14 at Barclays Center.
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.