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.
Three of the top players still left on the board for 2013 are on the brink of announcing.
Big men Beejay Anya and Kennedy Meeks — the Rivals No. 4 and 5 centers in 2013 — are set to announce Friday, as is No. 7 small forward Tyler Roberson.
The 6-foot-8 Anya out of DeMatha Catholic is expected to pick N.C. State, as that is the lone school left on his list.
Anya visited the ACC school in late October and told SNY.tv the coaching staff told him: “It’s the perfect place for me. I’m going to be able to play a lot right off the bat because C.J. Leslie and Richard Howell are leaving.”
The 6-9 Meeks out of West Charlotte (N.C.) is down to Georgetown and North Carolina and will announce at 7 p.m. on ESPNU.
“I just felt like I had the best opportunity with those two,” Meeks told NewsObserver.com. “If I was to stay two years and leave (for the NBA), I know I could come back and still get my education. Basketball-wise, both schools have good coaches and great teams.”
The 6-8 Roberson out of Roselle (N.J.) Catholic is down to Kansas, Syracuse and Villanova and is also expected to announce at 7 p.m. on ESPNU.
The early signing period began Wednesday and ends Nov. 21.
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.