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.
Kasey Hill figures to the last commit of 2011.
After Florida beat Yale Saturday, the 2013 point guard from Montverde (Fla.) Academy announced via Twitter, “I am a GATOR!!!!”
The Rivals No. 27 prospect in the Class of 2013, Hill recently told FiveStarBasketball.com he also considered Kentucky and Lousiville.
Hill’s Montverde teammate, Michael Frazier, has signed with Billy Donovan’s team for 2012. Frazier is the Rivals No. 14 shooting guard in that class.
The Gators will need a point guard after New York’s Erving Walker graduates this year.
Monteverde (Fla.) coach Kevin Boyle, who has also coached Kyrie Irving, Dexter Strickland and Derrick Gordon, told SNY.tv of Hill:
“He’s terrific. He’s dynamic. He can get to the basket and dunk in traffic on people. I mean, very few guys get to Kyrie’s level, and he’s not, but he’s definitely a Top 10 in the junior class in America and has a chance if he keeps working and gets better to be in the league.”
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.