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.
Now that Arizona has released Emmanuel Negedu from his national letter of intent, the 6-foot-7, 230-pound forward from Nigeria reportedly has a list of four schools he’s looking at.
Negedu, now at Brewster (N.H.) Academy, is considering Memphis, Indiana, Tennessee and Georgia Tech, according to Jeff Goodman of FoxSports.com.
Negedu asked for his release because all of Lute Olson’s assistants have departed the staff since he signed in November. Former Arizona assistant Josh Pastner is now at Memphis, although Pastner told Olson he would not try to recruit any Arizona players to Memphis. Olson said he expects Negedu to choose between Indiana and Memphis. Negedu plays an AAU team out of Indiana (Indiana Elite).
Olson took a surprise leave of absence last season, but says he will be back to coach the Wildcats next season.
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.