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.
Andrew and Aaron Harrison are still setting up visit dates leading up to their Oct. 29 college announcement, but they plan on getting to SMU sometime this fall.
“Yeah, I’m pretty sure early October or late September I’m going to try and get up there for an unofficial visit,” Andrew Harrison told SNY.tv Wednesday from the Elite 24 game in Venice Beach, Calif.
The twins are considering Kentucky, Maryland, Baylor, Villanova and SMU and said they had no specific visit dates set.
Andrew said it was possible they wouldn’t visit anywhere besides SMU since they’ve already seen the other schools.
“I’m not sure because I visited those schools quite a few [times] so I’m not sure,” Andrew said.
They picked Oct. 29 to announce because it’s the day following their birthday.
“Our birthday is Oct. 28 but it’s a Sunday so we normally take Sundays off,” Andrew said.
“We’re just really ready to make a decision so we can just get it over with and enjoy our senior year.”
As for the game, they are hoping just to have fun.
“We have nothing to prove,” Aaron said. “We’re just coming out there to have fun. Come out here and enjoy California and enjoy the game.”
2014s Abdul Malik Abu, Jared Terrell and Alec Brennan, and 2015s Juwan Gooding and Moses Toriola will visit Maryland Aug. 27 & Temple Aug. 28….Karl Towns, the 6-10 sophomore from St. Joe’s-Metuchen, said by Twitter he was offered by N.C. State during his unofficial visit there. He also visited North Carolina and will visit Duke Friday…Former St. Raymond’s point guard Shane Rector will attend South Kent (Conn.) for his senior season, as will former St. Benedict’s shooting guard Kamall Richards, head coach Kelvin Jefferson told SNY.tv. “Shane is a high-level point guard who really handles the ball,” Jefferson said. “He uses his ball-handling skills to get anywhere on the court that he needs to and makes everybody around him better.” Richards is a strong wing guard who blew up this summer after playing well at the Reebok Breakout Challenge.
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.