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.
Rodney Hood, the No. 7 small forward in the Class of 2011, will announce on Wednesday at noon CST, according to Meridian High (Miss.) coach Randy Bolden.
Bolden said Hood will choose from among Florida State, Mississippi State, Louisville, Marquette and Alabama.
“At this point it’s pretty much him doing some soul-searching deciding what he wants to do,” Bolden said.
“Everybody’s right there. A little this or that will be the determining factor. I think everybody is jockeying for position.”
The 6-8, 215-pound Hood figures to be an impact player at the next level.
“I think he’ll be an outstanding player,” Bolden said. “He’s a very special kid with all the different attributes he brings to the game. He’s able to do so much on the court. Most importantly he’s able to make the guys around him so much better. He’ll definitely be an impact player coming in.”
Oak Hill guard Ben McLemore is down to Kansas and Missouri and visits Missouri this coming weekend, per Oak Hill coach Steve Smith…Ryan Boatright, who on Friday decommitted from West Virginia, will take his first visit to UConn, per Dave Telep of ESPN….2012 SG Chris Bolden of Norcross (GA) committed to Miami, according to reports.
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.