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.
VCU bolstered its already strong recruiting class Thursday when Michael Gilmore, a 6-foot-9 forward from Tallahassee (FL) Rickards, picked the Rams over Kansas State.
“Definitely was a tough decision,” Gilmore told SNY.tv, indicating that K-State was his second choice. “VCU stood out because of the great coaching staff and situation that can definitely put me in the position to succeed.”
A versatile four man with a great stroke, Gilmore –the nephew of former NBA big man Artis Gilmore — is perfect for VCU’s style.
“I will bring the ability to stretch the floor as well as be a mismatch problem on ‘D’,” he said.
He is coach Shaka Smart’s fourth pledge in 2014, joining 5-11 St. Benedict’s Prep guard Jon Williams, 6-7 Team Scan wing Terry Larrier of the Phelps (Pa.) School and 6-7 Detroit Pershing power forward Justin Tillman.
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.