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.
Georgia Tech transfer Brian Oliver is mulling several Big East schools in the Northeast.
Seton Hall, Rutgers, St. John’s, Syracuse and Georgetown, along with Temple, La Salle and Missouri have expressed interest in the 6-foot-6 sophomore, his mother told SNY.tv.
“He’s finishing summer session 1 right now and is going to take some visits after he gets home,” Zena Oliver said by email.
A Glassboro, N.J., native, Brian has four officials remaining.
He averaged 10.5 points and 4.5 rebounds last season and dropped a season-high 32 in a loss to Syracuse and 28 in a win over Virginia Tech.
He missed the final eight games of the regular season with a broken thumb, and then opted to transfer after the coaching change that brought in former Dayton coach Brian Gregory.
He would have to sit a year per NCAA transfer regulations.
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.