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.
A blog report on MSG.com says DeAndre “Big Daddy” Kane committed to Seton Hall on his visit this weekend, and we are still trying to verify that info.
“He did say he liked it very much but he said he didn’t commit,” Patterson (NC) SChool coach Chris Chaney just told me by phone.
Jeremy Hazell, another former Chaney player at Patterson, stars for Seton Hall now.
Pittsburgh had placed the 6-foot-2 Kane at Patterson and many assumed he would end up at Pitt.
Kane averaged 31 points last year and helped Pittsburgh Schenley win its fourth straight City League title. His high school teammates included DeJuan Blair, D.J. Kennedy and Jamaal Bryant.
“I got Top three Seton Hall, Marquette and PIttsburgh,” Kane told me recently.
“My boy goes there, Herb Pope,” he added about Seton Hall. “That’s my boy. He told me it’s nice. I’ve been talking to Coach Adubato.” Pope, a native of Aliquippa, Pa., is sitting out the year at Seton Hall after transferring from New Mexico State.
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.