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.
St. Anthony junior guard Kyle Anderson visited a trio of schools this week — hitting Seton Hall, La Salle and Villanova.
Anderson is the No. 1 point guard in the Class of 2012 and his father broke down the visits.
“All three visits went well for different reasons,” said Kyle Anderson Sr. via text. “La Salle’s visit went well because besides Coach [John] Giannini and the entire staff being hospitable on the tour of the campus and facilities, we met with the academic advisor [Christine Cahill] and she explained how she will help make Kyle a better student. She also spoke highly of [former Paterson CAtholic stars] Kimmani Barrett and the Williams twins. We could see the sincere concern in her face. It also helped that she had a Playaz football jersey hanging that Jerrell Williams gave her.
“Jay Wright of Villanova gave Suzanne, Kyle’s mother, and me a tour of the campus and it is beautiful. All the students spoke and high-fived Coach Wright, which showed how well he is liked on campus. During the tour, Kyle stayed in the gym and watched the team play against Villanova and Philly players. Malik Allen, Randy Foye, Shane Clark, Dante Cunningham and Wayne Ellington were all in the gym playing.
“Seton Hall’s staff met us at the Prudential Center in Newark and gave us a tour and explained to us what renovations were being made. They have some great things in the works. On campus Coach [Shaheen] Holloway gave a tour of the campus and we didn’t realize how nice it is. We watched Coach [Kevin] Willard work out and I love the way he pays attention to details and makes corrections.”
FREE THROWSQuinn Cook has added Villanova back on his list. “Yeah, they are,” he said by text. Cook, who partially tore his ACL and due for surgery, is also considering Rutgers, St. John’s, Duke, North Carolina, UCLA, Arizona and Georgetown…Rutgers latest commit, 5-10 senior point guard Myles Mack, is scheduled to be here tonight for the Norfolk State-Rutgers football game…Cincinnati will have in-home visits with Elijah Carter (Sept. 9) and Shaq Thomas (Sept. 10), per Alex Kline…Rhode Island transfer Steve Mejia has transferred to Hofstra, per sources. The 5-9, 175-pound Mejia led the A-10 last year in assist-to-turnover ratio…The same week that Ater Majok withdrew from UConn to reportedly pursue a pro career in Australia, his brother, 6-8 Majok Majok, will reportedly not play for Fairfield due to paperwork issues. The news was reported by Steve Amedio…Seton Hall offered 2013 guard Reggie Cameron of Hudson Catholic, per Alex Kline of The Recruit Scoop…Seton Hall has an in-home visit with 6-8 PF Jacob Lawson of Oak Ridge NC next Friday.
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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.
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