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.
2011 DePaul commit Braeden Anderson says Cal is now the top choice for his new destination after signing his release papers.
“Cal is the favorite, I would say,” the 6-foot-8 forward told Alex Kline of TheRecruitScoop.com. “I have a good friend on the team, my fellow Canadian, Emerson Murray. They have really nice facilities, great academics and it wouldn’t hurt living in California.”
Anderson, a native of Calgary, Alberta, said Virginia was in the mix, too.
“California and Virginia are the main schools after me,” he told Kline. “They have contacted my high school coach and other people who handle my recruitment. They have also heard from Oregon, Kentucky and a few others.”
Anderson signed his Letter of Intent to DePaul in November, but opted to change his plans in the wake of DePaul adding 6-9 Miami transfer Donnavan Kirk.LEDO LEAVES SOUTH KENTRicardo Ledo, the 6-5 2012 wing who recently verbally committed to Providence, has left South Kent and will likely land at Notre Dame Prep.
“Ricky has decided to withdraw from South Kent,” South Kent coach Kelvin Jefferson said by text.
Sources said he would land at Notre Dame Prep, but Notre Dame coach Ryan Hurd declined comment.
Ledo is the second Big East commit to leave South Kent this season, following 6-10 Kadeem Jack, who’s now redshirting at Rutgers.
South Kent was without Ledo Saturday when they lost to Notre Dame Prep at the Big Apple Invitational, and again Monday when they lost, 72-57, to NIA Prep in the Freedom Fighters’ event at Paterson (NJ) Eastside.
Cincinnati signee Shaquille Thomas was named MVP after leading NIA with 26 points. Uncommitted wing Kelvin Amayo added 20 points for NIA.
St. John’s signee Maurice Harkless had 16 for South Kent.
2012 prospects Alex Murphy and Kaleb Tarczewski of St. Mark’s will attend the Virginia-Boston College Wednesday night, per Jay Murphy…Among recruits expected tonight at the Georgetown-Seton Hall game are Kyle Anderson, Austin Colbert, Dakari Johnson, Kelvin Amayo, Ryan Rhoomes and Eugene McCrory…West Virginia coach Bob Huggins will check out 6-5 guard Maurice Aniefiok of Huntington (WV) Prep this weekend, per Huntington coach Rob Fulford. Miami and Indiana are also involved…Brewster Academy guard Eli Carter lists Iowa, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma, Wake Forest and South Florida. “I am still open in my recruitment,” he wrote on Twitter. “That is just the schools I have now.”
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.