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.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Pittsburgh will host a couple of high-profile guards from the Garden State this coming weekend.
St. Anthony senior Dominic Cheek will take an official visit, his third following trips to Kansas and Villanova, while Plainfield junior Isaiah Epps (pictured) will take an unofficial. The Panthers technically have one scholarship left for the Class of 2009.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Seton Hall may not yet have any commits from the Class of 2009, but one 2010 prospect lists the Pirates as his favorite.
Paterson Catholic junior point guard Jayon James says Seton Hall is at the top of his list.
“They’ve been recruiting me since going into my freshman year,” the 6-foot-5, 225-pound James said at the Eddie Griffin Challenge. “They offered a group of us when we were freshmen (James, Fuquan Edwin, Trevor Clemmings and Isaiah Epps). They’ve been on me first, so I could stay close to home. They feel like family.”
Sargent asked San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary: “”I hear that your mentor Bill Walsh was one of the first phone calls you made when you found out you had the job. What does it mean to you to be the head coach of the 49ers?”
Six weeks after committing to Arizona for a second time, Abdul Gaddy has decommitted. Again.
Gaddy, a 6-foot-3, 175-pound point guard from Bellarmine (Wash.) Prep, opted out when Arizona’s legendary head coach Lute Olson stepped down last Thursday to spend time with his family and was replaced on an interim basis by Russ Pennell.
“We just kind of sat back and watched it,” his father, Abdul Gaddy Sr., told the Arizona Daily Star. “It seemed like they didn’t know what direction they were going to be going in. There was nothing concrete there.”