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.
With March Madness in full swing, let’s not forget that there are still a few high-profile uncommitted players on the board.
Two of them are at IMG Academies in Jamari Traylor and DeAndre Daniels.
The 6-foot-7 Traylor holds offers from Kansas, Indiana, Tennessee , Mississippi State and VCU.
“Those are the schools that have shown the most serious interest in Jamari,” IMG Basketball Director Andy Borman said. “Indiana has been down on campus twice in the last two weeks with Coach [Tom] Crean coming [Monday]. Kansas was here last week for his Senior night. Mississippi State should be here [Wednesday or Thursday].
“Jamari has received a lot of interest this entire year and it has only increased as he has continued to improve. He is an amazing athlete with a great body and a phenomenal motor. His offensive skills have really start to show themselves in the past six weeks and I believe that he still has a lot of room to grow. In addition to all of that Jamari just did really well on the ACT and has all of his academics in order.
“He has had a phenomenal year with us. He has grown as a player and as a person. He is a great representative of IMG and will continue to be that person and player at the next level. Whoever gets him will be an extremely fortunate school.”
As for the 6-8 Daniels, he remains in a holding pattern with offers from Kansas and Texas.
Borman said Duke has not yet offered Daniels a scholarship.
“DeAndre has continued to take full advantage of IMG and has continued to develop on the court and in the weight room,” Borman said.
“He is an extremely talented young man, but what sets him apart from other talented kids his age is that fact that he is extremely driven and focused on becoming the best player possible.
“He is an immediate impact player at the next level and is still open in his recruiting process.”
Christian Garrett, a 6-3 guard from IMG, joined Kansas as a walk-on at the semester break but is red-shirting and can play in the fall.
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.
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