June 2014 | Page 12 of 24 | Zagsblog
Recent Posts
About ZagsBlog
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.
Follow Zags on Twitter
Contact Zags
Connect with Zags:
Sunday / September 25.
  • Prairie View A&M at UCLAThe Atlanta Hawks wanted Kyle Anderson back for a second workout and now it will happen on Tuesday, his father told SNY.tv.

    It was originally supposed to take place on Monday.

    The 6-foot-9 New Jersey native and former UCLA star previously worked out for Atlanta last month.

    The Hawks pick at No. 15 in Thursday’s NBA Draft.

    The Suns, who pick at No. 14, are also high on Anderson. He worked out for Phoenix June 9 but did not have a second workout.

    Ty JeromeTy Jerome, a 6-foot-3 2016 point guard from New Rochelle (N.H.) Iona Prep, heard from 25 college coaches after they were permitted to call as of midnight Sunday.

    Creighton coach Greg McDermott was the first to call “shortly after midnight,” New Heights coach Chris Alesi said, and “he plans on checking out Creighton at the end of July after our last tournament in Kansas City.”

    Before then, Jerome will visit Temple Wednesday, Rutgers Thursday and Rhode Island, Hofstra and Fordham “sometime next week,” Alesi said. He has already visited George Washington.

    SpellmanOmari 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.”

    2013 Jordan Brand ClassicAs expected, Canadian point guard Jamal Murray racked up a slew of offers beginning Sunday when college coaches could communicate with rising juniors.

    Ohio State, N.C. State, Florida State and Virginia all offered the 2016 guard from CIA Bounce and Orangeville (Ontario) Athlete Institute. Illinois and Michigan State had previously offered.

    Texas and Michigan also called to express interest, but did not offer.

    The 6-foot-5 Murray has taken unofficials to Syracuse, Georgetown, Michigan and N.C. State.

    The MVP of the 2013 Jordan Brand International Game, Murray has been loosely compared to former Syracuse point guard Tyler Ennis, a projected lottery pick who also played for CIA Bounce.

    Tyus USAHere’s a quick recruiting roundup from Monday night:

    **Louisville offered 2016 Gill St. Bernard’s guard Tyus Battle during his visit to campus, his father told SNY.tv. The 6-foot-6 Battle then moved on to Kentucky later Monday and Tuesday. Battle already held offers from Syracuse, UConn, Villanova, Providence, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Rhode Island, Miami, Wake Forest, Maryland, SMU, Virginia, Ohio State and Indiana. For more, read here.

    **Marquette offered 2015 Northfield Mount Hermon bigs Aaron Falzon and Josh Sharma during their visit Monday. For more on the NMH boys and their cross-country trip, read here.

    **Florida is the latest to offer 2016 Findlay Prep guard Derryck Thornton, his father told SNY.tv. Michigan and Oklahoma already offered this week.