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.
Melvin Swift is a 6-foot-7 power forward from Houston Yates High School who has recently narrowed his college list and will sign in the spring.
This is his first Player Blog for ZAGSBLOG.
Hey basketball fans.
My name is Melvin Swift. I live in Houston, TX. I currently attend Jack Yates High School in the Third Ward area of Houston. I played AAU with Houston Select and the Houston Defenders in the past couple of summers. I’m writing this blog to let you guys know what acceptance to attend different colleges has been like.
Recruiters have been looking at me for sometime now. I had offers from Miami University, Oklahoma, Oregon, Xavier, etc. I committed to Xavier in October of 2012, but that didn’t go as planned. I decommitted from Xavier and other offers started rolling in. I got offers from UMass, UConn, St. John’s, Baylor, Penn State, OKWU, SMU, etc.
I narrowed my choices down to UMass, UConn, and SMU. I’m taking it one step at a time to choose the right school. I’m still doing visits and plan on visiting all the schools very soon. I will be making my decision in the Spring of 2014, so be on the lookout. And check back here for future blogs.
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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.