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.
DeShawn Painter, a 6-foot-9, 210-pound center from Chatham (VA) Hargrave Military Academy, chose N.C. State over Maryland and Virginia Tech on Wednesday.
“He’s going to N.C. State,” Hargrave coach Kevin Keatts said. “I just think he had two really good visits [to Maryland and N.C. State]. Both places were great. I think he just felt a little bit more comfortable with the N.C. state staff and he decided that he wanted to go to N.C. State.”
Painter, who initially committed to Florida last May, is the No. 18 center in the Class of 2009.
“He’s going to bring energy to the post and have a chance to score inside and out,” Keatts said. “And I think he’ll be a good player for them.”
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.