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.
Omari Spellman, a 6-foot-8 power forward from Team Scan, picked up several offers this week.
Ranked No. 24 by ESPN.com in the Class of 2016, Spellman added offers from Florida, Miami, Iowa, West Virginia, Seton Hall and Indiana, Team Scan coach Munch Williams told SNY.tv. He previously held offers from Villanova, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Cincinnati and Manhattan.
Spellman told the Cleveland Plain-Dealer the Florida offer was especially meaningful.
“That was cool because it let me know my hard work was really paying off,” Spellman said. “I’ve liked Florida as a school since I was younger when they had Joakim Noah, Al Horford, Chandler Parsons and Bradley Beal.”
Meantime, reports that Spellman is transferring to the MacDuffie (MA) School from North Royalton (OH) are premature, although it could happen down the road.
“He’s still enrolled at North Royalton,” Williams said.
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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.