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.
In this interview with Five Star Basketball, former Villanova commit Savon Goodman talks recruiting.
The 6-foot-6 Goodman out of Philly Constitution High says he’s considering Kentucky, UCLA, Kansas, USC, Temple, Memphis and Arizona, among others.
Although UCLA’s primary targets in the spring remain Shabazz Muhammad and Tony Parker, Goodman said he likes the idea of playing with UCLA-bound point guard Kyle Anderson, his PLayaz Basketball Club teammate.
“Oh yeah, I played with him all summer,” Goodman said. “I know how good of a player he is. Any time you’re on a team with a 6-9 point guard and a wing like me, you’re going to watch some good basketball.”
Goodman also likes Kentucky and Arizona, although it remains unclear how hard these schools are recruiting him.
As for whether his decommitment from Villanova angered fans, he said, “I can’t speak on them. If they’re made at me, it’s on them. If they’re happy for me, kudos to them.”
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.