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.
Cheick Diallo, the 6-foot-9 big man from Our Savior New American and Team Scan, is in the midst of hosting college coaches at for home visits.
Pittsburgh visited on Wednesday, Iowa State comes in today (Thursday) and Kansas comes in Friday. Kentucky coach John Calipari will meet with Diallo Sept. 18, the same day he is slated to visit Roselle (N.J.) Catholic guard Isaiah Briscoe.
Diallo will take official visits to Kansas Sept. 19, Iowa State Sept. 26 and St. John’s Oct 18.
Diallo has already been to Iowa State, Pittsburgh and Kentucky.
Coaches from all five schools on his list watched him at the Peach Jam in July, where he averaged 16.4 points and 7.7 rebounds in seven games despite a bad back.
Team Scan reached the semifinals before losing to Briscoe and the Playaz.
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.