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.
DeAndre Daniels will remain at IMG Academy through the spring and will not attend college until the fall, sources with knowledge said.
The 6-foot-8 Daniels had considered leaving IMG and attending college for the second semester.
A onetime Texas commit, he had narrowed his list to Kansas, Kentucky and Texas, although Kentucky reportedly withdrew its offer.
LaRon Daniels, DeAndre’s father, was not available for comment and IMG coach Andy Borman politely declined comment.
When Daniels does arrive on a college campus, Borman expects him to have an immediate impact.
“He’s going to be an impact player,” Borman told ZAGSBLOG last month.”He’s 6-8, 6-9, he weighs about 197 right now so he’s put on 17 pounds. He can score. He’s a three. So even though he’s 6-9 he’s a face-up three. He’s a guard, he’s not a four. So he’s going to create a lot of matchup problems. He’s a tough kid, too.
“So he’s going to be an impact player, just like [St. John’s commit] Phil [Greene] will be on the next level, and immediately on the next level.”
**Phil Greene to St. John’s
**DeAndre Daniels still deciding**Daniels shifts Texas visit
**Daniels enjoys UK visit
**Daniels could enroll in January
**Daniels visiting KU, Oregon
**Daniels to IMG
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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.