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.
Duke got a double-dose of good news on Saturday when juniors Josh Hairston and Tyler Thornton both committed to the Blue Devils during a visit.
Hairston (pictured) is a 6-foot-8, 210-pound power forward from Spotsylvania (VA) Courtland ranked No. 6 among power forwards in the class of 2010. He chose Duke over Georgetown, Ohio State, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
Thornton is a 6-2 point guard from Washington (DC) Gonzaga ranked No. 14 among point guards by Rivals. He picked Duke over Georgetown, Stanford, Villanova and Virginia.
Hairston and Thornton join shooting guard Andre Dawkins in Duke’s 2010 class. Look for Coach K now to target Brandon Knight and Harrison Barnes.
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.