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.
Former Seton Hall guard Aaron Cosby is headed to the Big Ten.
“Committed to Illinois,” he told SNY.tv by text.
“Coach [John] Groce, the staff and the fans all made me feel at home,” he added. “Coach Groce really put his best foot forward and my family and I felt he was sincere.
“It’s a great opportunity here and it fit everything I was looking for in my new situation.”
Cosby began his Illinois visit Thursday and was supposed to visit Missouri beginning today (Saturday). Instead, he pulled the trigger for the Illini.
“It was tough because I respect Coach [Frank] Haith and what he’s doing at Missouri,” Cosby said. “They did a great job recruiting me. But I just felt Illinois is right for me.”
The 6-foot-2 Louisville native will have two years of eligibility after transferring.
In 65 career games at Seton Hall, he averaged 10.1 points 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. Last season, Cosby made 27 starts and averaged 12.6 points per game.
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.