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 Top 3 players in the Rivals Class of 2012 are all centers.
Now one of them is off the board.
Isaiah Austin, a 7-footer from Burleson (Texas) Grace Prep, committed to Baylor during the Adidas Nations Global Experience Monday night on CBS College Sports.
Austin is ranked No. 2 nationally by Rivals.
Baylor reached the NCAA regional finals last season before losing to eventual national champion Duke.
The other two big men in the Class of 2012 are 6-9 Andre Drummond of St. Thomas More (Conn.), who said he may announce his list this month, and 6-10 DaJuan Coleman of Jamesville-DeWitt, who lists Syracuse, Ohio State, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Louisville, UConn, Florida and North Carolina.
Indiana also landed a commitment from 6-11 rising junior center Peter Jurkin of United Faith Christian Academy (N.C.) and the Indiana Elite travel team, according to reports. Jurkin, a native of the Sudan, also considered North Carolina, Tennessee and Clemson…6-11 junior big Kyle Caudill of Bera (Calif.) Olinda committed to Boston College, per Scout.com.
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.