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.
College coaches are swarming to the USA U19 trails in Colorado Springs, Colo., this week.
Even though it’s not a recruiting period per the NCAA, college coaches are allowed to attend.
In addition to Kentucky coach John Calipari, who is coaching the team, Kansas coach Bill Self, North Carolina coach Roy Williams, and assistants from Duke, Louisville, UCLA, Oregon, Maryland, Miami, UConn, Georgia Tech, Tennessee and more are at the trials, per Kyle Tucker and sources.
Of the 27 players at the trials, five are rising high school seniors: Bol Bol, Louis King, Romeo Langford, Cam Reddish and Immanuel Quickley.
For more on Calipari’s perceived recruiting advantage here, read this.
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.