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.
Count Xavier assistant Rasheen Davis among the top recruiters in the nation.
Davis is the man responsible for getting Dakari Johnson, the No. 1 player in the Class of 2014 according to The Hoop Scoop, on campus for a second time this weekend. The news was first reported by Alex Kline of The Recruit Scoop.
Johnson is on campus Friday night for the game against Georgia while he visits family in the area, Montverde coach Kevin Boyle told SNY.tv.
“I think he’s obviously done a good a job there,” Boyle said of Davis. “He went to Rice. He’s a good recruiter and he’s well known in New Jersey basketball circles. He’s one of the better up and coming assistants.”
Still, Boyle said the 6-foot-10 Johnson, who must sit out the season after coming with Boyle to Florida from Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick, is “wide open.”
In the past, Johnson has mentioned Syracuse, Kentucky and Georgetown.
“I think it’s still early,” Boyle added. “[His mom] is definitely the type of person to have him open right now. He’s a sophomore.
“He’s getting really, really good. His body is starting to get in better shape.”
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.