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.
‘Super-Talented’ Rondae Jefferson Hearing From Big East
AKRON, Ohio — At 6 feet, 7 inches and 192 pounds, Rondae Jefferson of Chester (Pa.) High School can play anywhere from the 1 to the 4.
He’s ranked as the No. 5 small forward in the Class of 2013 by Rivals, but coaches love his versatility. He can bring the ball up the floor, score off the wing and play down low.
“He’s super talented,” said one Big East assistant coach recruiting Jefferson. “He’s a skilled/talented wing in the mold of a point forward like Scottie Pippen.
“He possesses a unique ability to handle and pass the ball, as well as the toughness to bang on the interior. He has great court vision due to a height advantage over most guards.
“He’s best at slashing and finishing, but must continue to develop his range on the jumper.”
At the LeBron James Skills Academy, Jefferson listed Villanova, Temple, Pitt and Rutgers as the schools showing him the most love.
“I will visit some of them,” he said.
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.