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.
Latavious Williams, a 6-7 wing ranked the No. 6 power forward in the nation, has postponed his college decision until next week.
Williams initially planned to choose from among Memphis, Georgetown and Kansas State. But he took a weekend official visit to Isiah Thomas‘ news stomping grounds at Florida International and that school is now in the mix.
“I’m going to decide by next week,” Williams said Sunday night by phone. “I’m down here visiting Florida International now.”
Williams said Thomas, the former Knicks GM and head coach, had reached out to him last week about coming for a visit.
“I was with him all today,” Williams said of Thomas. “That went real well. That went nice. I get along with him. He knows a lot of people who know NBA scouts so we’re just talking about all of that.”
A report in Sunday’s New York Post said several Florida high school coaches were upset with Thomas because he cut ties with recruits without calling to let them know.
“From Jacksonville, to Orlando to Pensacola, there’s a lot of coaches in Florida not happy with him right now,” Wolfson coach Greg Rosebrock told The Post. “He’s not making friends here. I understand not wanting him [Chris Rozier], but place a phone call and do it in a professional way.”
Asked what he was looking for in a school, Williams said: “A nice school that fits me well. Somewhere where I can just go and play.”
Williams insisted that he will be qualified academically to play college ball.
“I’ll be qualified,” he said. “I just took my ACT. I’m good.”
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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