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.
Josh Sharma, a 7-foot power forward from Northfield (MA) Mount Hermon, visited UConn and Boston College this week and plans to take more visits this summer.
Sharma was at UConn on Monday for the second time and first since they won the NCAA championship in April.
“I like what Coach [Kevin] Ollie is doing with the program,” Sharma told SNY.tv. “He was saying that I would fit their system well, being an athletic big in a fast tempo style of play.”
Sharma was also at BC on Sunday.
“That was also good,” he said. “They definitely put a lot of effort into my visit, which I appreciate. I think I’m definitely one of the top priorities for BC and I like what [head coach Jim Christian] is doing with the program. I like both schools.”
Sharma said BC, Gonzaga, UConn, Illinois and Wisconsin are recruiting him the hardest right now.
Illinois went two deep with head coach John Groce and assistant Dustin Ford to watch Sharma in the National Prep Championship in March in New Haven.
He said he plans to cut his list in August or in the fall after the AAU season.
“I’ll probably wait until after AAU to take my final four [official visits] and I hope to have everything figured out by the fall,” he said.
In the meantime, he may take some other visits “in the next few weeks,” mentioning that a second visit to Wisconsin was a possibility.
“I might go up to Wisconsin,” he said.
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.