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.
Freddie Riley, a 6-foot-5, 175-pound shooting guard from Chatham (VA) Hargrave Military Academy, has UMass at the top of his list but is also considering South Florida, Virginia Commonwealth and Baylor.
“He had a very good visit to UMass” the weekend of Sept. 12, Hargrave coach Kevin Keatts said. “Obviously, I think they’re at the top of his list. He’s going to take a visit to South Florida (Oct. 4) and he may take a visit to VCU this weekend. He may also take a visit to Baylor which has not been set.”
Riley, a native of Ocala, Fla., is a scoring guard who would add automatic offense to whichever school he picks.
“He’s a 6-5 two/three that can really score the basketball,” Keatts said. “Athletic, long, can get to the rim. He can really shoot the basketball.”
Also at Hargrave, 6-8, 215-pound PF Chris Braswell visited Maryland this past weekend after seeing Xavier two weeks ago.
“He had a good visit (to Maryland),” Keatts said. “He got back (Sunday) evening. I talked to him briefly on the visit and he was enjoying it thusfar.
“He’s going to Indiana this weekend, and on Oct. 4 he’s going to go to Virginia Tech. His last visit will be with Charlotte Oct. 18 for Midnight Madness.”
Keatts said Braswell, a former Georgetown commit, will likely decide from that group of schools this fall.
“He’s taking his time with it,” he said. “He wants to take it all in and try to make the right decision.”
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.