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.
Emmanuel Mudiay, the No. 2 prospect in the Class of 2014, has trimmed his list to 10 schools, according to Eric Bossi of Rivals.
The 6-foot-4 point guard from Dallas Prime Prep is down to Arizona, Baylor, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, N.C. State, Oklahoma State, SMU, St. John’s and Texas.
“I’m just worried about getting a national championship,” he recently told the Courier Journal, adding that he’s not focused on recruiting. “That’s what we’re focused on.”
“I think he’s the best player in the country, if you ask me,” teammate Elijah Thomas told the paper. “He gets his team involved. He’s a vocal leader on the court, and he plays defense.”
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.