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.
Davon Reed to Miami, Wants to Bring Friends With Him
Davon Reed, a 6-foot-5 wing out of The Princeton (N.J.) Day School, has pulled the trigger.
“After a very long process, I have decided to commit to the University of Miami!!!,” Reed Tweeted.
Reed chose Miami over Wake Forest and Xavier.
“I think he just believes in what Coach [Jim Larranaga] has going on down there,” Team Final coach Rob Brown told SNY.tv. “He kind of took over somebody else’s team and had success with it and they have five or six freshmen coming in with that class. Davon’s trying to bring some of his friends with him.”
Miami also hosts Josh Hart and Reggie Cameron for officials next week, and Austin Colbert is also considering Miami.
“I know he’s talking to Reggie,” Brown said of the 6-7 Hudson (N.J.) Catholic guard. “I know he’s talked to Josh. Him and Austin are good friends. He’s trying to rangle as many as kids as he can. If they have six scholarships to give, he’s trying to get all of them filled up.
As for what Reed brings, Brown says Miami is getting a guy who’s still improving.
“He can play a lot of different positions on the floor,” he said. “He can really shoot the ball. He’s got real good sweet stroke to his jump shot. I think he’s going to get better and better with time. I think when he gets to college he’s going to step up and improve his game and be an impact guy for Miami.”
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.