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.
NEW YORK — Houston Hoops wing Justise Winslow plans to cut his list from eight schools to five possibly as early as next week.
“Yeah, I’m going to probably cut it pretty soon to five, so I can get my five officials set,” Winslow told SNY.tv in the above video at the Elite 24. “So that’s something I’m looking to do next week or in the weeks coming.”
The 6-foot-6 Houston Hoops wing is currently considering Duke, Florida, Kentucky, Kansas, Texas A&M, Arizona, UCLA and Stanford, and said it will be tough to cut three of them.
“It’s hard, the whole process has been hard, but it’s something I gotta do just to move forward so I can get closer to making a decision,” he said. “It’s hard, but it’s something I gotta do.”
Winslow said he expects that Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor are “pretty much going to go to school together,” but he’s not certain he will join them.
“I would like to play with them, but I gotta do what’s best for me,” he said. “I got other guys, like Stanley [Johnson] I would to play with too, but at the end of the day I gotta do what’s best for me and my family.”
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.