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.
Special to ZAGSBLOGTroy Holton has cut his list to two: South Florida and Miami.
The sweet shooting 6-foot-4 rising senior out of Oldsmar Christian School (Fla.) cut Marquette, Memphis, Alabama and Kansas State from his 6-school list before he took his visit to USF on Monday.
“I wanted to stay in state,” Holston told SNY.tv. “Why leave the state if I have those schools right here in my own back yard? Marquette, Kansas State, Memphis and Alabama are great schools, but it all came down to wanting to stay in the state.”
Holston says that USF showed him a lot on his visit.
“They told me that they’ve seen both my good games, and my bad games, which is key,” Holston said. “Many schools have seen your good games, but not your bad games, so its nice that they have seen both, and what I am capable of.”
Holston has a visit coming up to Coral Gables to visit the University of Miami on Saturday, and he says that a decision is not too far off.
“Hopefully after the visit to Miami, I will know know for sure what I want to do,” Holston said. “I hope that we can get this settled in the next couple of weeks.”
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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.