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.
Teeng Akol, a 7-foot, 240-pound power forward who most recently played at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., will visit Nebraska and Oklahoma State this week and could decide by next week.
His advisor, Fatah Muraisi, said he will “most likely (choose) Oklahoma State.”
“Teeng’s going to visit Nebraska and Oklahoma State; he’s looking at them heavily,” Muraisi said. “Next weekend he’s going to Oklahoma State and he may try to see Nebraska before then. He’s really loving Oklahoma State.
“(Nebraska’s) Doc Sadler is a great coach and (Oklahoma State’s) Travis (Ford) is a great coach. He’s gonna look at both schools and then decide by next Monday.”
Akol, a native of the Sudan who also played at Our Savior New American on Long Island, can play multiple frontcourt positions. He originally committed to South Florida, but recently obtained his release.
“It didn’t work out there,” Muraisi said. “Sometimes you think it’s the girl you want to marry and then it’s some other girl. Kids are kids. There’s no hard feelings with anybody.”
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.