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.
Aundre Hyatt finishes Rutgers visit, plans more before decision
By ADAM ZAGORIAAundre Hyatt, the 6-foot-6, 215-pound small forward from the Miller (VA) School and Boo Williams, finished up his first official visit to Rutgers on Saturday afternoon.
“The visit went really well,” he said. “I liked what they were offering.”
“It was a great visit and the coaches and players showed us a great time,” said Mike Mathews, Hyatt’s mentor.
“They want him to play right away or red shirt, whatever he wants to do. They said he can be the guy who changes the direction of the program. It’s a huge media market and they play in a big-time conference.”
Said Hyatt before the visit: “Rutgers just wants me to jump in and enjoy the program.. They said they’ll take me in either ’18 or ’19. It doesn’t matter. They just want a shooter.”
Hyatt, who was originally in the Class of 2018 before reclassifying to 2019, could enroll in college for 2018-19 and redshirt this season.
“I’ve been thinking about red-shirting to develop my body and get a better feel for college basketball,” he added.
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.