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.
The 6-foot, 168-pound point guard out of McKinney (Texas) High committed after a weekend visit. Vilarino initially signed with Kentucky and then obtained a release after John Calipari took over.
He chose Gonzaga over Baylor and VCU.
“It’s a great fit,” Gerry Vilarino told the Louisville Courier-Journal. “He was born in Spokane. A fairy tale ending.”
Meantime, Kentucky still desperately needs a point guard and is involved with John Wall and Eric Bledsoe.
Wall told me he will cut his list to “two or three” later this week.
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.