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.
Price-Martin to USC; Joseph Down to 3 Schools (UPDATED)
Malik Price-Martin, a 6-foot-8, 175-pound 2014 power forward from Oakland Park (Fla.) Northeast, pledged to USC Sunday night.
“The West Coast fits his style of play,” Team Breakdown coach Kenny Gillon told SNY.tv. “Andy Enfield recruited him hard and was at most of his games in July. He was comfortable with assistant coach Kevin Norris.”
Martin also held offers from Florida, Louisville, Miami, Memphis, Florida State, Auburn, South Carolina, Rutgers and South Florida, among others.
“He is a face-up forward who attacks the basket from the perimeter,” Gillonpreviously told SNY.tv. “He has a smooth stroke out to the 3-point line. He’s an aggressive rebounder and shot-blocker.
“He has great size and length (7-foot-5 wingspan) and crazy athletic ability. He is a quick leaper and soars so as he gets stronger the sky is the limit for him.”
JOSEPH CUTS TO 3Kaleb Joseph, a 6-2 point guard from Cushing (Mass.) Academy, cut his list to Providence, Syracuse and West Virginia, according to Adam Finkelstein of ESPN.com.
“PC has minutes for me from Day 1,” he told SNY.tv. “With Bryce Cotton leaving I have a chance to step in right away.
“Cuse specializes in guards. They produce pros on the biggest stage of college ball.
“West Virginia, I trust [coach Bob] Huggins. The respect level his players have for him is second to none. And he’s going to get after me.”
Joseph is the No. 56 prospect in the Class of 2014, according to Yahoo.com. He said he has no visits planned and no timetable on a decision.
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.