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.
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Six days after committing to Ohio State, Payton Dastrup has decommitted from the Buckeyes, and will sign with BYU, according to Scout.com’s Evan Daniels.
A 6-foot-10, 220 pound power forward out of Mesa Mountain View High School (AZ), Dastrup is a blue-collar player down low on the post that will help the Cougars depth on the front line.
“I just felt more comfortable with BYU,” Dastrup told Daniels. “After I did commit, two days following I wasn’t miserable, but there was something missing. That’s why I changed.”
Dastrup joins current BYU guard Tyler Haws’ younger brother TJ Haws as the second ESPN Top 100 recruit for the Cougars in the class of 2014.
A member of the church of Latter-Day Saints, Dastrup won’t join the team right away, and will take a 2 year Mormon mission, joining the team for the 2016-2017 season.
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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.