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.
Jordan Williams, a 6-9, 245-pound power forward from Torrington (Conn.) High, has picked up a lot of offers with his strong play this summer, but says “St. John’s has been there before the spring.”
Williams told Rivals he has offers from Georgetown, Maryland, Marquette, Villanova, Providence, Connecticut, St. John’s, Xavier and Rhode Island and interest from Seton Hall, Wake Forest, Arizona, Pittsburgh and Siena. (Maryland is recruiting him pretty hard.)
Williams has a sister who attends St. John’s and he is also close friends with Trinity Catholic standout Tevin Baskin, who is also friendly with Da’Shena Stevens, an incoming member of the St. John’s women’s basketball team.
“I’d like to hit the road with my mom and dad and see a couple of schools that are within driving distance from my home,” Williams told Justin Young of Rivals. “I’m going to sit down with my parents and decide where I’m going to go. I’m not too far from a couple of schools that are recruiting me.
“As of right now, there isn’t anyone standing out only because it only really started towards the end of July. That’s when I started getting the most calls. St. John’s has been there before the spring. They’ve been there for a while but most of the schools just started to recruit me hard after the July period. So it’s not like there is just one school that has stood out just yet.
“I’ve always said that I want to go to a school where I can make an impact. I want to go to a school that needs me and not just wants me. I want to make a difference wherever I go. It doesn’t have to be close to home either. If it means I have to go to the West Coast, I’ll go to the West Coast. If it means it’s near my home, I’ll go there. I want to go where it fits me the best.”
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.