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.
Tuesday was a big day for 6-foot-9 New York forward Chris McCullough.
A very big day.
While on a visit to Arizona, the 2014 standout picked up scholarship offers from Big East powerhouses UConn and West Virginia.
“Coach [Kevin] Ollie reached out to let Chris know that there is a scholarship on the table for him,” Terrance “Munch” Williams, McCullough’s AAU coach, told SNY.tv.
“He expressed his love for Chris pushing himself to be in a winning environment at all times and thinks he can help them win another national championship at some point.”
That wasn’t all. Mounties coach Bob Huggins called, too.
“Coach Huggins called to extend an offer to Chris and explained that his skill-set fits their defensive system perfectly,” Williams added. “He loves Chris’s strength and ability to play multiple positions on the court and looked forward to getting him on campus at some point.”
As for the ARizona visit, that also went well for the big man from the Salisbury (Conn.) school.
“The Arizona visit was first class and the coaching staff did a great job of laying out a plan for Chris’s development if he was to attend,” Williams said. “They made him feel at home.”
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.