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.
Chris McCullough is only a rising sophomore, but his stock is soaring.
His Team Scan improved to 5-0 at the Fab 48 with its latest win Sunday night, and the 6-foot-9 face-up four-man is a big reason why
“He’s been playing phenomenal,” his AAU coach, Terrance “Munch Williams, said by phone from Vegas, adding that McCullough is averaging about 18 points and 10 boards a game. “He’s playing both ends of the floor.”
McCullough, a New York native who attends the Salisbury (Conn.) School, holds offers from St. John’s, Syracuse, Temple, Iowa State and Providence, and has interest from Georgetown, Miami, West Virginia, Rutgers and Hofstra, Williams said.
“He’s going to visit Iowa State in September,” he said. “[And] he’ll definitely visit St. John’s.”
Coaches have been raving about McCullough this summer, and Williams is no exception.
“I think honestly if he stays level-headed and works hard and stays disciplined in the classroom and does it the right way, he can actually make it to the league,” Willams said.
“He’s definitely a high Division 1 player,” he added. “He’s a humble kid and hard working.”
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.