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.
There is hope, Kansas fans.
Hope that you still could land Austin Rivers, the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2011.
“I’ll be visiting Kansas,” the 6-foot-3 Rivers said by text.
Rivers hasn’t set up a date to visit KU yet, but he is set to visit North Carolina the weekend of Oct. 1 and Duke the weekend of Oct. 15.
As for a potential visit to Florida, the school from which he decommitted, Rivers is uncertain.
“Florida is a maybe,” he said.
Rivers, the son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers, did sprain his right wrist last weekend in the Boost Mobile Elite 24 game in Venice Beach, Calif., but he says he’s OK.
“Just a light sprain,” he said. “I’ll be back working out by Friday. So no big deal.”
If you haven’t yet seen the above video of Rivers crossing over John Wall, the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft, go ahead and hit play.
“Great kid, great talent,” Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings told Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports. “He will play in the NBA some day. The sky is the limit if he keeps working hard.”
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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.