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.
Miami coach Jim Larranaga expects to have five-star freshman Lonnie Walker “close to 100 percent” for the season-opener against Gardner-Webb on Nov. 10, according to the Palm Beach Post.
Walker has been limited in practices since tearing his meniscus in July.
“He can do everything,” Larranaga said. “He’s just not in great shape yet.”
Walker is one of two projected NBA lottery picks on the Miami roster, along with sophomore Bruce Brown. Brown is projected at No. 12 in 2018 via ESPN.com, while Walker is projected at No. 13.
Walker surely hopes to be in fine form by the time Miami travels to his hometown of Reading, Pa., on Nov. 22 to play La Salle.
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.