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.
Kyle Anderson, the No. 1 point guard in the Class of 2012 according to Rivals, continues to say that Seton Hall is working the hardest to land him.
“Yeah, they’re definitely recruiting me the hardest and doing the best job,” the 6-foot-8 Anderson told NBEBasketball.com. “They got good recruits coming in so they’re definitely up there for me to go. I think [I could see myself] playing with the recruits that they’re bringing in and some of the players they have there [already]”
A native of Fairview, N.J., Anderson plays at St. Anthony and he and his mother have repeatedly said staying close to home could be an attractive option.
He also listed St. John’s, Georgetown, Florida, Xavier, UCLA and Arizona.
“That’s it really,” he told NBE. “I told the rest of the schools I wasn’t really interested.”
Anderson could play a point forward or point guard role, depending on the offense.
“I think the thing with Kyle is that people were recruiting him at one point only as a point guard,” St. Anthony coach Bob Hurley said last month, “and I think now his all-around game is so much more than just playing one position that I think when you’re recruiting him right now you’re trying to look at what you have. And then you can put him into a spot that you need, and he can literally can play part of one, two, three, four.”
Manhattan coach Steve Masiello is set to introduce a staff of Scott Padgett, Matt Grady and Rashon Burno. A former DePaul and Towson assistant, Burno played for Hurley at St. Anthony…Former St. Ray’s/Texas standout Terrence Rencher will be named an assistant at Tulsa, replacing David Cason, who left for Vanderbilt…The Big East approved a hardship waiver request for 6-10 West Virginia center Kevin Noreen. Noreen underwent surgery on his right knee to heal a ruptured prepatellar bursa on Jan. 12. The freshman from Minneapolis appeared in seven games this season, averaging 2.6 points and 1.7 rebounds per game. Noreen will have four seasons of eligibility remaining with the Mountaineers….Robert Morris suspended guard Karon Abraham, a former star at Paterson (NJ) Eastside, all of next season. Here’s the release….Billy Lange, who served three seasons on the Villanova coaching staff from 2001-04, is returning to the program as associate head coach. Lange spent the past seven seasons as head coach at Navy. Chris Walker has departed the program. “Billy is a passionate and dedicated coach who played a substantial role in instilling the qualities that our staff values most during our early years here,” head coach Jay Wright said. “Now he returns with the added experience of having built his own program at the Division I level. His knowledge and passion will be a great boost to our young team. We are thrilled to welcome Billy, his wife Alicia and their family back to Villanova.”
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.