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.
Kentucky had its home visit on Monday with James Wiseman, the No. 1 player in the Class of 2019.
The 7-foot Wiseman is being heavily courted by both Kentucky and Memphis, where his former high school coach, Penny Hardaway, is now the head coach. Memphis offered Wiseman on April 7, his birthday.
Wiseman said he models his game after former Kentucky big man Anthony Davis because of “how he runs the floor and makes himself available.”
“He’s long, athletic, he can block shots,” Chandler Lawson, Wiseman’s teammate, told NewsPress.com. “He’s a leader. He’s a big advantage for us. But we can’t take anything for granted. We’re playing the best, so we have to do whatever we can to get better.”
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.