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.
N.C. State transfer Tyler Lewis and uncommitted senior forward Jackson Davis both visited Butler this week and came away feeling good about their visits.
“My visit went extremely well,” the 5-foot-11 Lewis told SNY.tv. “I really like the way they play and have a lot of respect for the coaching staff.”
A 2012 McDonald’s All-American, Lewis averaged 4.4 points and 3.8 assists this past season at N.C. State, setting a school record and finishing second in the ACC with a 3.55:1 assist-to-turnover ratio.
The 6-foot-8 Davis out of Lexington (Ky.) Lafayette tripped to Butler Sunday-Tuesday and his father, Johnathon, said they had a “great visit.”
“They offer a great combination of academics and opportunity,” he said. “Butler is the kind of place a kid like Jackson could thrive.”
Jackson’s next visit is to Vanderbilt April 11, before planned trips to Alabama, Creighton and Arizona State.
Johnathan Davis said his son did not meet up with Lewis on the visit but that they met three years ago at an iHoops event and “hit it off.”
UNLV transfer Bryce DeJean-Jones will visit Iowa State April 11-13, sources confirmed to SNY.tv after Jeff Borzello of CBSSports.com reported it.
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.