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.
Rondae Jefferson, one of the top players in the Class of 2013, has cut his list to seven schools.
The 6-foot-7 Jefferson, out of Chester (Pa.), is considering Arizona, Texas, Florida, Memphis, Temple, Rutgers and Syracuse.
Jefferson’s older brother, Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson, is a junior forward at Temple.
The news was first reported by ESPN.com.
Jefferson cut his list in part because he’s tired of the non-stop phone calls and texts from college coaches.
“It’s non-stop phone calls, and nobody wants to go through that,” he told ESPN.com. “I just want to enjoy basketball.”
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.