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.
Onetime Towson commit Kelvin Amayo has a new destination.
The 6-foot-5, 210-pound combo guard is headed to Marshall, where if all works out he would become eligible after the first semester of the 2012-13 season.
“Yes, that’s right,” he told SNY.tv by phone. “December next year I’ll be able to play.”
Amayo said Dayton, FIU and St. Peter’s had all expressed interest in him but he chose Marshall because head coach Tom Herrion — who is able to take props — called him directly.
“Marshall is the only school where the head coach said he wanted me,” Amayo said.
Amayo initially committed to Towson but was one of four NIA Prep players ruled academically ineligible. He was then denied an NCAA waiver earlier this year.
Amayo had been opposed to going the JUCO route, but now he’s found a new home, assuming all the paperwork can be done.
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.