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.
New York forward Kadeem Jack is strongly leaning toward committing to Rutgers, multiple sources said.
The 6-foot-9 Jack visited Rutgers unofficially Tuesday with his mother, Louisa Hall.
“Me and my mother had a good time,” he said then by text.
West Virginia, Miami and Arkansas have also been in the mix for Jack, the No. 7 power forward in the Class of 2011.
Jack could have committed to college out of Rice High School last spring, but instead opted to prep at South Kent (Conn.).
If Jack does commit to Rutgers, he would join 6-9 Derrick Randall, his future South Kent teammate, and 6-6 shooting guard Malick Kone in Rutgers’ 2011 class. Kone committed Thursday.
Jack leaves next week for Turkey where he will compete with a New York all-star team against youth national teams from other nations.
**Boys & Girls senior guard Mike Taylor tripped unofficially to Rutgers Thursday.
“Michael visited Rutgers today unofficially and was impressed with the academics, the direction of the program and its coaching staff,” Boys & Girls assistant Elmer Anderson said.
Anderson added that Taylor’s parents would likely take a visit to Rutgers soon as well.
The 6-3, 185-pound Taylor is also considering St. John’s, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, South Florida and South Carolina.
**St. Anthony senior point guard Myles Mack took an unofficial to Seton Hall Thursday that sources said went well. Mack will visit Rutgers Sept. 2 for the Norfolk State football game.
Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter
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.