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.
Malick Kone, a 6-foot-6, 194-pound senior shooting guard from St. George (Va.) Blue Ridge and DC Assault, likes Rutgers and could commit on his upcoming official visit.
Kone, who took an unofficial last weekend with DC Assault teammate Jerome Seagears, will visit Rutgers Sept. 10/11 officially.
“Yes, I think I will commit with Rutgers,” Kone said by text. “It’s a matter of time. By September if nothing changes it will be official.”
“[I like the] coach,” Kone added of Mike Rice. “He is so intense and knows the game. I like his passion. The most important thing for me is the challenge. I think I will have the opportunity to play as a freshman.”
Kone also has interest from Virginia, East Carolina, Virginia Tech, Penn State, Jacksonville and Marshall.
“He’s a jump shooter who can defend multiple positions and a very good rebounder,” DC Assault director Damon Handon said. “He’s a great kid.”
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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.