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.
Maryland coach Mark Turgeon saw Abdul-Malik Abu for the first time in late July at the “Live in AC’ event.
Now Abu is ready to put the Terps on his final list.
“Maryland will be one of the schools that will make my top list of schools when I decide to form a list,” Abu said following a visit to Maryland Monday.
Abu, a 6-foot-8 2014 power forward, tripped to Maryland with Expressions teammates Jared Terrell and Alec Brennan, as well as 2015 guard Juwan Gooding.
“Abdul said the school was amazing,” Expressions 16s coach Tyron Boswell said. “They showed them all the facilities and all the great players who played there. And obviously it’s attractive with getting guys to the next level.”
Brennan, a 6-8 forward from Milton (Mass.) Academy, also liked the visit.
“He thought the system that Maryland uses fits his game,”Boswell said.
The same group of players will visit Temple today (Tuesday). The Owls on Monday got good recruiting news when St. Anthony point guard Josh Brown announced on SNY.tv his plan to play for Temple beginning in 2013.
Expressions program director Todd Quarles said Abu and Terrell, a 6-4 shooting guard who will play at Brewster (N.H.) Academy, will also visit Kansas, UConn, Iowa State and Cincinnati.
No dates are set.
2015 St. Benedict’s Prep guard Isaiah Briscoe will take an unofficial to UConn Friday, his father told SNY.tv.
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.