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.
Keith “Tiny” Gallon, a 6-9, 290-pound forward from Humble, Texas, says he’s going back to Oak Hill Academy instead of joining John Wall at Word of God Academy.
“I just wanted to, I thought about it,” Gallon said in a text message.
Gallon had originally said he was going to transfer to Word of God in Raleigh, N.C after spending last season at Oak Hill Academy alongside Brandon Jennings. Oak Hill coach Steve Smith previously told me Gallon would not return there. Smith was not immediately available for comment, but Gallon said he had spoken with the coach about returning.
Gallon also says Oklahoma remains his leader, although UNLV, USC, UCLA and Cal are also in the mix.
Oak Hill is also bringing in Tommy-Mason Griffin, Doron Lamb (formerly of Bishop Loughlin) and 6-11 Baye Moussa Keita, a junior from Senegal who had eight rebounds in 19 minutes in the Jordan Brand Classic International Game played in April at Madison Square Garden. The Warriors will also return 6-7 senior Glenn Bryant.
Gallon recently played in Brazil alongside Xavier Henry and Mason-Griffin on a Nike select team that went undefeated.
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.