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.
John Calipari may be loaded for the present, but he’s still looking ahead to the future.
The Kentucky coach spent part of Monday visiting Kuran Iverson, a 6-foot-9, 210-pound 2013 small forward out of West Hartford (Conn.) Northwest Catholic.
“He just said, ‘What’s up?’ and asked me how’s it going,” Iverson, the cousin of former Georgetown and NBA star Allen Iverson, told SNY.tv.
Andre Harrington, Iverson’s AAU coach, added that Calipari “basically wanted to stop by and say hi while he was out visiting his daughter at UMass.
“He was just telling Kuran by the time he graduates the other [Kentucky] guys will be leaving,” Harrington added.
Iverson said he cut Syracuse from his list after the Orange landed 2012 small forward Jerami Grant from DeMatha Catholic. (Ironically, DeMatha will play at Northwest Catholic this year.)
He said his list now consists of UConn, Kentucky , Louiville, Villanova and Texas.
**Jerami Grant to Syracuse
**DeMatha teammates could split time in Big East, ACC
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.