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.
BOSTON — God will visit St. John’s on Easter weekend.
God’s Gift Achiuwa, a 6-foot-8 power forward who averaged 22.3 points and 11.7 rebounds at Erie (N.Y.) Community College, will trip to St. John’s this weekend after taking officials to Washington and Cincinnati.
Rhode Island and Charlotte are also in the mix, but he is likely to decide between the three schools he’s visited sometime soon.
“He said the [Washington] campus was great,” Erie coach Alex Nwora told the Seattle Times. “He liked the team. They have a good program. I didn’t really talk to him in detail about the visit, but we’ll do that this week.”
Cincinnati is also a viable candidate. The Bearcats have one more scholarship available despite recently landing a JUCO big man of their own in Cheikh Mbodji,
Still, St. John’s has been on Achiuwa since last summer, and Queens could be the ultimate landing spot for the Nigerian forward.
“Being a foreign student, he has to see the school to compare,” Nwora told the Seattle Times “He can not just go on what he thinks he knows. He wants to know what he’s getting into before he signs with anybody.”
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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.