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.
Ray Kasongo’s on again/off again relationship with the Oregon Ducks is back on.
The 6-foot-9, 230-pound Canadian power forward Tweeted Friday night that he had re-committed to Oregon.
“What made me pick Oregon is what they had to offer me,” Kasongo told SNY.tv. “The coach [Dana Altman] told me that with hard work and my potential I have the possibility to play right away.
“And also my relationship with Dana Altman is great. He is such a great guy and knows a lot about the game. I’m looking forward to playing for him next year.”
The announcement comes 23 days after Kasongo initially committed to Oregon, only to change his mind and decommit and reconsider UConn.
“I was unsure at first and everything just seemed to happen so fast,” Kasongo said. “Nonetheless I just needed a little bit more time to speak with my familly.”
It didn’t hurt that Oregon has two other Canadians on its roster in redshirt seniors Jason Calliste and Richard Amardi — both of whom are from Scarborough, Ontario.
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.