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.
Isaiah Whitehead is the first Seton Hall commit to make the McDonald’s All-American game since Andre Barrett and the late Eddie Griffin in 2000 and the first New York City player since Loughlin’s JayVaughn Pinkston in 2010.
Heading into Wednesday night’s game, the 6-foot-4 Whitehead has already impressed at least one NBA scout in attendance in Chicago.
“Whitehead can shoot it,” the scout told SNY.tv. “Whitehead looks like a good player to me, that’s a good player for Seton Hall to get.
“He’s a good driver, good pull-up jumper, strong.”
Asked about his NBA potential, the scout said, “It’s too soon for that. Let’s watch his growth at Seton Hall.”
Whitehead is part of a loaded five-man recruiting class at Seton Hall that also includes his Lincoln teammate Desi Rodriguez,Khadeen Carrington of Bishop Loughlin, Angel Delgado of The Patrick School and Ismael Sanogo of Newark East Side.
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.