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.
After striking out on Kaleb Tarczewski, Kansas has landed its big man in Landen Lucas, a 6-foot-10, 240-pound power forward from Westview High School in Oregon,.
“I will be attending the University of Kansas next year for basketball,” he told Alex Kline of The Recruit Scoop.
Lucas also considered Washington, California, Tennessee and Stanford.
“He’s a skilled player, very good hands,” New York recruiting expert Tom Konchalski said. “Has to get a little more physical.
“He has very good hands and is very skilled. He has to tone his body a bit. More than anything, his feet have to get a little quicker.
“He’s certainly not a three man, but he can shoot from the elbow in.
He joins 6-8 Perry Ellis and 6-9 Zach Peters in Kansas’ 2012 class.
Kansas comes to New York Tuesday to face Kentucky in the Champions Cup at Madison Square Garden.
(Photo courtesy The Recruit Scoop)
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.