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.
Derrick Favors will not visit Memphis this weekend as planned, according to a source close to the Memphis program.
Michael Reddick, Favors’ coach at South Atlanta High, told me yesterday that it was uncertain if the 6-foot-9, 220-pound Favors would make the trip.
“I’m not sure [if Favors will visit Memphis this weekend],” Reddick said Friday morning. “He might not be able to go. I’m not sure yet whether it’s going to be this week or the following or the week after.”
Favors, the No. 1 center in the Class of 2009, could possibly visit Memphis in two weeks.
Favors will choose from among Georgia, Georgia Tech, Memphis, N.C. State and Florida State. He and John Wall, the top recruit in the Class of ’09, both visited N.C. State last weekend.
Favors is on record saying he may wait to commit until during the season, but his coach wants him to choose a school by the early signing period next month.
“It just depends on how comfortable he feels after he takes these visits,”Reddicksaid. “I would prefer he would get it done by the signing date in November. That’s what’s preferable.
“It would take a way a little more of the distraction and speculation. He would have that over with.”
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.
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