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.
Buffalo coach Bobby Hurley landed a pledge Wednesday night from Nick Perkins, a 6-foot-8, 240-pound power forward from Milan (MI).
Perkins also considered Akron, St. Bonaventure, Cleveland State, Toledo, Kent State and Northern Illinois, among others. He was at Akron last weekend for an official.
Perkins said he chose Buffalo because of “The great coaching staff and the opportunity to be an impact player as a freshman.”
Michigan United coach Andre Gardette compared him to Memphis Grizzlies big man Zach Randolph.
“Nick is a 6-8, 240-pound power forward with the ability to pick and pop,” Gardette said. “He is also a force in the post. His face-up game is his strong suit though. He is a lefty whose game resembles Z-Bo.”
A week ago, Buffalo landed a commitment from Nate Navigato, a 6-foot-8, 210-pound shooter from Geneva (IL) High and the Mercury Elite AAU program.
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.