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.
Remi Dibo, a 6-foot-9 Frenchman and forward from Casper (WY) College, signed with West Virginia on Wednesday, marking the second straight junior college player to sign with Bob Huggins.
Jonathan Holton, a 6-9 forward from Palm Beach State, signed earlier this week.
“Remi gives us outstanding size and perimeter shooting from the wing position,” said Huggins. “His size and length should also help us at the defensive end and obviously on the backboards where we struggled mightily last year.”As a sophomore at Casper College this past season, he averaged 18.2 points, connected on 41.9 percent of his 3-point attempts, averaged 4.9 rebounds and shot 82.7 percent from the free throw line. Dibo led Casper to a 24-8 record.Dibo joins Holton, Nathan Adrian (Morgantown, W.Va./Morgantown HS), Elijah Macon (Columbus, Ohio/Brewster Academy [N.H.]), Brandon Watkins (Decatur, Ga./Grady HS) and Devin Williams (Cincinnati, Ohio/Montverde Academy [Fla.]) in the 2013-14 recruiting class.FREE THROWKassoum Yakwe, a 6-8 2016 F from Team Scan, has offers from St. John’s, Pitt and Syracuse along with interest from Kentucky, Kansas, Indiana and Ohio State, according to Our Savior New American assistant Eric Jaklitsch. “He’s a shot-blocking dynamo who has a high motor, great hands, pounds the glass and has a soft jumper,” he said….Notre Dame has offered 2014 F Abdul-Malik Abu of Expressions Elite , per his AAU coach…2014 wing Terry Larrier of Team Scan picked up offers from MIami, Arizona State and Creighton…Following his visit to Rutgers yesterday, 2013 PG Allen Baez of Miami (FL) High visits UNC-Greensboro Thursday. Rutgers has yet to offer. Oregon State and Washington are also interested….Oregon State has also reached out to 2013 PG Hakim Saintil of Roselle (NJ) Catholic, per head coach Dave Boff.
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.