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.
Rysheed Jordan has set official visits to UCLA and Maryland, his AAU coach told SNY.tv Wednesday.
The 6-foot-4 point guard from Philly Vaux Roberts will trip to UCLA Sept. 22-24 and to Maryland Oct. 12-14 for their Midnight Madness, Kamal Yard said.
Yard said Jordan is considering UCLA, Maryland, Syracuse, Temple and Rutgers at this point.
“As of right now, we’re talking with Syracuse a lot lately,” he said. “That’s up in the air.”
Syracuse also has a commitment from 2013 St. Benedict’s Prep point guard Tyler Ennis.
Yard said Jordan likely wouldn’t end up taking five official visits.
“I think it’s going to be about three and that’s it,” he said.
Jordan has been to Temple and Rutgers several times unofficially.
“We’ve been up there quite a few times already,” he said. “He’s going to save his visits and go on an [official] visit to a larger school.”
Asked when Jordan might announce, he said: “We could announce something next week, any day.”
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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