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.
J.J. Moore, the 6-foot-5 wing out of South Kent (Conn.), is down to four schools, according to his AAU coach, Gary Charles.
St. John’s, Pittsburgh, Louisville and Florida are the Final Four for Moore, an athletic wing who lives in Brentwood, N.Y.
Moore will tentatively visit Louisville Oct. 16 and Florida Oct. 23. He has already taken unofficials to St. John’s and Pittsburgh.
Moore’s mentor, Hunt Bresky, said there were no additional plans to visit St. John’s or Pittsburgh going forward.
“I think he can be really good,” said South Kent coach Kelvin Jefferson. “He’s got great size, a great physique. He’s very athletic and he can shoot the ball. He can do a lot of different things. He can finish around the rim. He can catch off penetration and make threes.”JOHNSON TO PITT
Pittsburgh got a commitment from 2011 point guard John Johnson out of Girard College, who chose the Panthers over St. Joseph’s, St. John’s, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, and Penn State, according to the Philly Inquirer.
“I think that could be my home away from home,” the 6-foot-1 Johnson told the Inquirer. “I like their style of play, and it’s not too far from home that my family can’t see me play.”
Johnson averaged 21.3 points, 5.5 assists, and 3.4 steals and was named third-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Neumann Goretti guard Tyreek Duren will visit UMass Oct. 2. He is still deciding between Temple, La Salle and UMass...Forward Daniel Stewart of Neumann Goretti visits Robert Morris this weekend, will hit Rider Oct. 15 for Midnight Madness and Fairfield Oct. 22.
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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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He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.