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.
Houston Wheatley point guard Josh Gray decommitted from Mississippi State over the weekend and has re-opened his recruitment.
“Just me and my family wasn’t sure about the program,” the 6-foot-1, 175-pound Gray told SNY.tv by phone Monday. “We just decided to open it back up. We’re still considering Mississippi State.
“I’m looking for a good situation, but I’m still considering Mississippi State.”
Gray said he’s heard from Nebraska, Seton Hall, Georgia Tech and Penn State and hopes to visit all of the schools.
“I’m going to be taking all them visits soon, after Halloween weekend,” he said, adding that he has the dates noted on his calendar.
As for Seton Hall, Gray said associate head coach Shaheen Holloway was recruiting him.
“They was recruiting me since AAU basketball but they got on me late, so I couldn’t really make my choice with them because they got on my recruitment late,” he said. “But I like them, I like the coach, I like the assistant coach.
“I haven’t taken a visit up there, but that’s in my plans. I like the style, I like their offense, so I’m ready to sit and listen to them very closely.”
Gray said he likes the idea of potentially playing in the Big East Conference.”
“That’s the best conference,” he said. “i want to play against the best players, so I wouldn’t mind playing in that conference.”
Gray said he hopes to decide during the early signing period.
“Hopefully I can make the decision early because I want to sign on the 14th,” he said. “But if I can’t sign on the 14th and take more time, I’ll just have to wait.”
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.