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.
Orlando Sanchez, a 6-foot-8 JUCO All-American forward from Monroe (N.Y.) College, has narrowed his list and will select a school in the spring.
Sanchez will be eligible for Division 1 in 2012 and holds offers from UMass, Providence, LSU, Rhode Island, Florida International and Baylor, according to Monroe assistant Brock Erickson.
He played on the Dominican Republic National Team under Kentucky coach John Calipari and is interested in the Wildcats, but does not currently hold an offer.
“Orlando is a very athletic player who is a tenacious rebounder and shot-blocker,” Erickson told SNY.tv. “He can take over a game on the defensive end. He has a great work ethic and is all about the team and winning.”
Monroe is ranked No. 5 nationally by The Sporting News after finishing No. 3 in the country last year (31-5).
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.