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.
PHILLY — Christ the King guard Isaiah Lewis holds offers from a slew of high-major Division 1 programs.
Yet the 6-foot-4 Lewis, the No. 6 shooting guard in the Class of 2013 per Rivals, is waiting for one in particular.
“I really want to go to Kentucky,” he said last week at the Reebok Breakout Challenge. “I talk to Coach Cal and Coach O [Oliver Antigua] a lot. I haven’t gotten offered yet, but I would like to go visit and take it from there. But I really like Kentucky.”
Meantime, he said he holds offers from Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, UConn, Ohio State, Miami, West Virginia, Rutgers, Seton Hall and Washington, among others.
He plans to take visits after the live period in August.
His Christ the King teammate Omar Calhoun has pledged to UConn and Lewis is waiting to see how hard the Huskies recruit him.
“UConn has offered me,” Lewis said, “so I would like to see if they recruit me the hardest and maybe I’ll go there, too. I’ll never know. But right now I’m just taking everything in stride.”
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.