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.
Rutgers announced Sunday that guard Malick Kone of Guinea has signed to compete for the Scarlet Knights.
Kone joins forward Kadeem Jack (Queens, N.Y.), power forward/center Greg Lewis (Baltimore, Md.), point guard Myles Mack (Paterson, N.J.), power forward/center Derrick Randall (Brooklyn, N.Y.), guard Jerome Seagears (Baltimore, Md.) and shooting guard Mike Taylor (Brooklyn, N.Y.) in the highest-rated men’s basketball recruiting class in school history.
“We are very excited to announce Malick to complete our incoming class,” head coach Mike Rice said. “Recruiting these young men to Rutgers University has been a very rewarding process. We are confident that they have the talent, character and work ethic to make a significant impact on the future of Rutgers basketball.”
Rutgers’ incoming signee class of Jack, Kone, Lewis, Mack, Randall, Seagears and Taylor has been ranked among the nation’s best by every major recruiting news service and received an “A” grade from ESPN.com this past week. The class is currently ranked No. 12 nationally by ESPNU and No. 15 nationally by Rivals.com.
For my recent feature on Kone, click here.
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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.