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.
Freed from his commitment to Marquette, Tyshawn Taylor will now take a couple of visits.
“I’m going to Kansas Wednesday,” Taylor, a 6-foot-3 first-team All-State guard from St. Anthony High School in Jersey City, said Monday by text message.
Taylor, who plays for the Westchester Hawks AAU program was granted his release from Marquette last week. He requested it after former Marquette coach Tom Crean took the Indiana job and was replaced by former Crean assistant Buzz Williams.
Taylor is not permitted to go to another Big East School and is considering Virginia, Virginia Tech, Kansas, Georgia Tech and Florida. He said Marquette is also still in the mix.
National champion Kansas is already bringing in three players from New Jersey in St. Patrick of Elizabeth PF Quintrell Thomas and twins Marcus and Markieff Morris of Apex Academy in Pennsauken. The Morris twins combined for 36 points Saturday night in leading the Suburban team to victory in the Jordan Brand Regional Game.
Kansas assistant Joe Dooley is a New Jersey native and has worked hard to cultivate relationships with the school’s top programs.
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.