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.
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. — Esa Ahmad will cut his list to “seven or eight” schools at the end of July, his father told SNY.tv.
Ibby Ahmad said Ohio State, Maryland and West Virginia are “definitely on the list” for his son, a 6-foot-7 power forward from Cleveland (OH) Shaker Heights.
Ibby said his son is also looking at taking visits soon to Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin.
UConn, UNLV and Iowa State are among those also in the mix.
“I’m real open right now so it’s up in the air,” Esa said.
The widespread perception is that Ahmad will land in state at Ohio State, and he definitely likes the school, which he has visited.
“I love the campus,” he said. “Big campus. Great coaches, so it’s a great campus….It really doesn’t matter to me, but we’ll see though.”
He also visited Maryland and head coach Mark Turgeon was on hand to see Ahmad Saturday.
“Big campus, they showed me around, it was a good campus,” he 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.