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.
Isaiah Lewis, one of the top point guards in the Class of 2013 out of New York’s Christ the King High School, will be contributing periodically to ZAGSBLOG during his junior season. Here’s his second entry in which he discusses cutting his school list to five schools: Louisville, Kansas, Florida State, Georgia Tech and Memphis.
**Louisville — “I really like the ‘Ville. I think Coach [Rick] Pitino is a Hall of Fame coach. He knows how to win and gets the best out of his players. He is an uptempo-style coach and I love to run. The fan base is great at Louisville.
**Kansas — “A great tradition. Coach [Bill] Self is a great coach and a great guy also. I love how he runs his offense, letting his guards play pick and roll and letting them create. The fan base is crazy. Kansas fans support their basketball 100 percent and I love that. Coach [Joe] Dooley and coach[Kurtis] Townsend are also cool. It’s also good to talk to them on the phone.”
**Florida State — “I love Coach [Leonard] Hamilton. Me and my dad talk to him a lot. I think Florida State is a great program. Coach Ham let his guards play and he has a winning approach to to every game. And I also feel like I can compete for a championship there.
**Georgia Tech — “I think Georgia Tech is gonna be great this up and coming year with their new recruits. I think that I can come in at Georgia Tech and have a chance to play in the ACC and for a up and coming coach like Coach [Brian] Gregory.”
**Memphis — “Coach P [Josh Pastner] is a great coach. I think with them coming to the Big East it is going to be great. Me and Coach P talk a lot on the phone and he just tells me how much I’ll fit in their type of system and with Coach [Damon] Stoudamire as an assistant I can learn a lot from him as well.”
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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.