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.
Noah Locke, the 6-foot-2 point guard from McDonogh School (MD), committed to Florida on Tuesday night.
“Go Gators,” he said as he unveiled a blue Florida T-shirt.
Ranked the No. 14 point guard in the Class of 2018 by 247Sports.com, Locke had visited Ohio State (Aug. 22), Providence (Aug. 31), Xavier (Sept. 9), Michigan (Sept. 16), and Florida (Sept. 30).
“Coach Mike White is a really nice guy, my family really likes him,” he told PrepHoops in August.
“They’re a top 25 team almost every year and some great guards have come out of that school. They let their guards do what they do. That’s something I’m really considering.”
Locke’s commitment comes about 24 hours after Florida landed Montverde (FL) Academy point guard Andrew Nembhard. The Gators have one scholarship left for 2018.
Playing for Team Melo on the Nike EYBL Circuit, Locke averaged 18.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.6 assists in 16 games.
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.