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.
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By ADAM ZAGORIAKofi Cockburn , the 6-foot-10 big man from Oak Hill Academy (VA), will take an official visit to Illinois Dec. 28-30, Oak Hill coach Steve Smith told ZAGSBLOG.
Andrew Slater first reported the visit on Twitter.
Cockburn, ranked No. 31 by ESPN, recently took his first official visit to UConn.
Cockburn is down to Syracuse, Kansas, Pittsburgh, Illinois, UConn, LSU, Florida State and St. John’s.
“I want to go to a school where I’m able to go in, get better, and show my talent as a player and a person,” he said this summer.
Cockburn is at Oak Hill with fellow New York native Cole Anthony, who is currently on a visit to Georgetown.
“It’s been good playing with Cole,” said Cockburn. “He’s a great point guard and he gets the job done at the end of the day.”
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.