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.
Sources: Jefferson Likely to Pick Duke or N.C. State
Amile Jefferson will likely pick Duke or N.C. State on Tuesday at 4 p.m., multiple sources told SNY.tv Monday.
The 6-foot-8 Jefferson has kept it very close to the vest in his recruitment but several people involved in the recruitment say it will come down to the two ACC schools.
N.C. State on Monday picked up a commitment from former LSU guard Ralston Turner, but the school still has at least one scholarship open for Jefferson, sources told SNY.tv.
“I had a relationship with [Coach Mark] Gottfried,” the 6-foot-6, 205-pound Turner told SNY.tv. “He recruited me out of high school so I felt comfortable with his staff. I liked the things they do on offense and I just want to help them win.
“The best thing I do is shoot the ball but I need to work on putting the ball on the floor and making plays and finishing at the basket.”
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.