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.
Coach Doubts Drummond Will Reclassify; Tyler Harris Plans Visits
St. Thomas More coach Jere Quinn said he doesn’t think 6-foot-11, 265-pound rising junior Andre Drummond will graduate in 2011.
“I think he’s leaving St. Thomas More in 2012,” Quinn said Thursday. “I believe he’s gonna be here two more years. That’s what the mom wants.”
Quinn plans to speak with Drummond’s mother, Christine Cameron, on Saturday to discuss her son’s options. Leaving the school in 2011 would be one option, but Quinn doubts it will happen.
“This is the mom’s decision,” he said. Nothing has changed in our mindset.”
Drummond is the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2012 and a potential future NBA lottery pick. UConn fans are hoping he stays in state and plays for the Huskies.
HARRIS VISITS ST. JOHN’STyler Harris, a 6-8 senior forward at Dix Hills (N.Y.) Half Hollow Hills West, visited St. John’s Wednesday and has several other unofficials planned.
Torrel Harris, Tyler’s father, says his son will take unofficials to UConn, Providence and Iowa the week of Aug. 21.
As for the St. John’s visit, Torrel said: “The visit was great. We met with all the coaches, including Coach [Steve] Lavin, who is a great guy. They followed Tyler the whole summer during the evaluation period so they know his strengths and weaknesses and they like the fact that he’s a very skilled player.
“I truly believe Coach Lavin is going to turn the basketball program into a major powerhouse. He has a great coaching staff.”
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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.
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.