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.
Devonta Pollard plans to announce his college choice by the end of next week.
“That’s my understanding, by next Friday,” Jeff Andrews of the Southern Phenoms told SNY.tv Friday by phone.
“I think he’s just going to go ahead and make a commitment next Friday.”
A 6-foot-8 senior small forward from Porterville (Miss.) Kemper County, Pollard is considering Alabama, Georgetown, Missouri and Texas.
Andrews said Pollard has yet to make up his own mind.
“I don’t think he knows,” he said. “I don’t know if there’s any school in particular in front of anybody.”
Pollard averaged 23.8 points, 15.7 rebounds and 5.1 blocked shots this past year to lead Kemper County to the state 3A state title.
In college, he “will be very athletic and very active,” Andrews said.
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.
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