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.
Mike Krzyzewski of Duke (1991, 1992, 2001, 2010), Roy Williams of North Carolina (2005 & 2009), Bill Self of Kansas (2008), Billy Donovan of Florida (2006 & 2007), and Jim Calhoun of UConn (1999 & 2004) were all in the gym.
His name is God’s Gift and according to his coach, he might just be that for some college program.
God’s Gift Achiuwa is a 6-foot-8 power forward originally from Nigeria who competes at Erie Community College in Buffalo, N.Y. His father is a minister in his home country and gave him the unusual name.
He is being recruited by Ohio State, Cincinnati, St. John’s, N.C. State, Marquette, Hawaii and Niagara, according to Erie coach Alex Nwora.
“He’s not going to take any visits until afer Christmas,” Nwora said Wednesday by phone. “After Christmas, we’re going to cut down and narrow down to three or four schools he’s going to visit and then we’re going to make a decision and sign in April.”
ESPN made two key hires in the basketball world recently, although one is receiving a lot more attention than the other.
The Worldwide Leader announced the hiring of Brian Windhorst, who covered the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Cleveland Plain-Dealer and maintains a close relationship with LeBron James.
Windhorst is part of a four-man team that comprises ESPN’s new “Heat Index,” “devoted specifically to daily, season-long coverage of the Miami Heat and their new superstar core of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.”