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.
Following his weekend visit to St. John’s, God’s Gift Achiuwa plans on announcing his college choice this week.
The 6-foot-8 power forward from Erie (N.Y.) Community College is down to the Johnnies, Cincinnati and Washington.
“He’s gonna do it this week,” Erie coach Alex Nwora said Monday by phone.
“He said, ‘I don’t want any more visits. I visited enough schools and I’m going to make my decision. I’m getting fed up with all the traveling and all the phone calls.’ He wants to sit down and make a decision.”
Nwora said all three schools have a shot at Gift, who averaged 22.3 points and 11.7 rebounds.
“The kid is tough to read,” he said. “I know he likes the coaches from Washington. He likes the coaches from Cincinnati. He likes the coaches from St. John’s. St. John’s did a good job recruiting him.
“Whichever way he’s swinging I’m going to support him.”
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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.