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.
After taking an unofficial visit to St. John’s Thursday, St. Anthony junior Kyle Anderson, the No. 1 point guard in the Class of 2012, is now considering the Queens school.
“The visit went well,” Kyle Anderson Sr. said. “The whole staff gave a view of where the program is headed and the contributions Kyle could make. They talked about the talented players from the 2011 class that they were involved with and the timetable when St. John’s can be back in the upper echelon of the Big East.
“Kyle came away with a different view of St. John’s and its staff. If things hold true to what we discussed, St. John’s would be in the thick of Kyle’s recruitment.”
The 6-8 Anderson will take unofficials to La Salle (Aug. 31) and Seton Hall (Sept. 1).
La Salle, Virginia Tech, Miami, Pittsburgh, Villanova, Rutgers, Seton Hall, St. John’s, Kentucky, Louisville, Georgetown, Maryland, Xavier, DePaul, Michigan, Georgia Tech and St. Peter’s have all offered.
North Carolina, Wake Forest, Baylor, Indiana, USC, Virginia, Oklahoma State, UCLA, Syracuse, Florida, Florida State and Kansas have shown interest.
FREE THROWSDeAndre Daniels, a 6-8 small forward from Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft, is now eligible for the Class of 2010 and has reportedly been offered by Memphis, UTEP, St. John’s, UCLA, UNLV and Kentucky. Scout.com reported he will visit USC and UCLA this weekend and is also taking with Kentucky…Auburn coach Tony Barbee confirmed that signees Luke Cothron and Shawn Kemp Jr. did not qualify academically and will not enroll…Monmouth picked up a commitment from Mykel Harris, a 6-6 face-up forward who just finished at Great Mills (Md.) and will prep at the Phelps School (Pa.). Monmouth hopes he can be as good as Travis Taylor, who recently transferred to Xavier.
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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