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.
And it’s not head coach Jim Calhoun.Omar Calhoun, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Christ the King who averaged 21 points this season, plans to visit UConn.
“In the next week or so we will take an unofficial visit to UConn,” Omar Calhoun Sr. said by text.
Calhoun’s list includes UConn, North Carolina, Kentucky, Pittsburgh, Villanova, West Virginia, Georgetown, Seton Hall and Maryland.
Although Calhoun Sr. said “UNC is involved,” UConn appears to be the leader at this point.
“[Assistant] coach [Kevin] Ollie has done a fantastic job staying in touch with us and coming to see Omar play throughout the high school season,” Omar Sr. said. “UConn is a leader for Omar’s services.”
Calhoun, who scored 33 points against Mount Vernon in an overtime loss in the New York State Federation Class AA final, is currently in Dallas at the EYBL event stop.
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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.