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.
Jonathan Kabongo, the 6-foot-3 point guard from Putnam Science (CT), committed to Virginia Tech following his first official visit this past weekend.
Ranked the No. 48 point guard in the Class of 2018, Kabongo joins shooting guards Landers Nolley and Jarren McAllister in coach Buzz Williams’ 2018 class.
“Kabongo found a great fit in Virginia Tech,” Putnam Science assistant Josh Scraba said. “Though we are just getting him back on the floor with us full time, he has showed he is a very high level prospect. Through his rehab on back injury [strained back], I couldn’t believe his dedication and hard work. The talent is obvious with him. You’re talking about a kid that would probably be a top 60 player had it not been for injury. He comes back full time today. Virginia Tech fans should be excited! They got a good one.”
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.