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.
Antonio Blakeney has pulled his verbal commitment to Louisville and reopened his recruitment.
“I am still really considering louisville heavily I like everything about [their] program , coaches and fans!!” Tweeted Blakeney, who committed earlier this month on his visit.
“I made a quick and emotional decision based on some of the wrong reasons,” Blakeney told Reggie Rankin from ESPN. “I really loved my visit and everything about Louisville and I am still strongly considering them.”
The 6-foot-4 Blakeney has no visits planned, his AAU coach Steve Reese told SNY.tv Tuesday morning.
“We haven’t heard from any schools yet since he committed a few weeks back,” Reese said.
Blakeney initially cut his list to seven schools: Florida State, Louisville, Mizzou, Kentucky, Oregon, LSU and USC before he committed.
“I will see where things are at with the other schools because I have not talked with any one since I committed,” Blakeney told Rankin. “I will release a list of schools in a few days.”
Blakeney, ranked No. 16 in the Class of 2015, is one of the best pure scorers in the nation. He can get to the rim, has a deadly midrange game and an ability to drill the long ball. He can score at all three levels on the floor.
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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.
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