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.
Central Michigan guard Trey Zeigler is headed to the Big East.
And then the ACC.
The 6-foot-5, 200-pound guard committed to Pittsburgh on Saturday and will have two years of eligibility remaining after he sits next season.
He chose Pitt over Duke, UCLA and Arizona State. His only other visit was to Duke.
“Yes, I committed earlier today to Coach [Jamie] Dixon,” Zeigler confirmed to SNY.tv by phone.
Ernie Zeigler, Trey’s father, was recently fired as the head coach at Central Michigan. Both Ernie and Dixon were Pitt assistants under Ben Howland.
“I just think with all that’s going on there [at Pitt] it’s the best fit for me, a lot of opportunities,” Trey said. “Just knowing Coach Dixon from being at Pitt when I was little I thought it would be a good fit for me. Hopefully, it will lead to great things.”
Zeigler said he hoped to get a waiver and play immediately.
“I’m going to try to get a waiver,” he said. “If not I will have to sit out a year.”
The Michigan native averaged 15.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists at Central Michigan and will provide wing help for the Panthers.
“I’ll probably play the 2 and the 3, playing on the wing,” he said. “Coach Dixon talked about that his weekend.”
Photo: Central Michigan
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.