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.
Derrick Wilson, a a 6-foot-1 guard from Anchorage, AK, has verbally committed to Marquette over Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and DePaul.
“When I went to my official to Marquette I fell in love with everything about it,” Wilson said by text. “The coaches and players are all great people. I like what they had to offer academically and I feel I can really contribute to the basketball program.”
Hotchkiss head coach Fred Benjamintold the New England Recruiting Report Marquette is suited to Wilson’s style of play.
“It is a tailor fit to his style and how he plays the game,” Benjamin said. “They are a tough and hard-nosed team, they let their guards play, and they have success, they win. Those are all things that are consistent with Derrick.”
Wilson joins Juan Anderson in Buzz Williams‘ 2011 recruiting haul. The Golden Eagles have one scholarship remaining.
ZELLER TO ANNOUNCE THURSDAYCody Zeller, the No. 4 power forward in the Class of 2011, will announce Thursday at 1:05 p.m EST, according to the Indy Star.
The 6-10 Zeller is considering Butler, Indiana and North Carolina.
The announcement will be streamed live on www.wamwamfm.com, according to the Star.
St. Benedict’s Prep coach Roshown McLeod says guard Jaylen Beckham, the No. 12 point guard in the Class of 2012, is leaving the school and returning to Lexington, Ky. “St. Benedict’s Prep and Jaylen Beckham thought it would be in his best interest to make a change,” McLeod said.
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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.