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.
By ADAM ZAGORIAKyle Sturdivant, the 6-foot-3, 180-pound Class of 2019 floor general out of Norcross (GA) High School and Nike Team Florida, committed to USC on Thursday.
He also considered Georgia, while Florida, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Stanford and Rutgers were previously involved.
“I feel like it’s the best place for me on and off the court,” he told 247Sports.com. “Coach (Andy) Enfield plays a fun style of basketball and with the guys we have coming in I feel like we can do something special. Coach really showed me how much he wants me to be a part of the family.”
He plans to be a facilitator and scorer.
“I’m creating for others, controlling the tempo,” he told FloHoops.com earlier this year. “When I’m really at my best, I’m doing that and we’re winning.”
Sturdivant joins big men Isaiah Mobley and Onyeka Okongwu and wings Drake London and Max Agbonkpolo in USC’s 2019 class.
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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.