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.
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Two of the top big men in the Class of 2012 cut their lists over the weekend.
Robert Upshaw, a 7-foot center from San Joaquin (Calif.) Memorial, trimmed his list to Arizona, Fresno State, Georgetown, Kansas State, Louisville, Maryland, Oklahoma State, UNLV and USC.
“This is the first step, and it’s been a very difficult step,” he told the Fresno Bee. “These nine have everything I’m looking for — academics, environment, all around the best for me.”
Upshaw also told the newspaper he could imagine himself playing for new Fresno State coach RodneyTerry, a former Texas assistant.
“I feel I could go in at Fresno State and be a key part of the program, to be the main guy,” Upshaw said.
Upshaw plays summer ball with Dream Vision, the same outfit that features Shabazz Muhammad, the No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2012, who has reportedly cut his list to Arizona, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis, UCLA and UNLV.
Meantime, Robert Carter, a 6-8 power forward from Snellville (Ga.) Shiloh, cut his list to Kentucky, Florida, Florida St, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Maryland and Rhode Island, according to Scout.com via NationofBlue.com.
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.