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.
Ernest Aflakpui, a 6-foot-10 power forward from Radnor (PA) Archbishop Carroll, will stay close to his high school for college after he committed to Temple on Sunday.
A rebounder/defender who is still polishing his offensive game, the native of Ghana also considered St. Joe’s, VCU, Rhode Island and St. Louis.
“I just think he felt real comfortable with Fran Dunphy and the rest of the Temple coaches,” Terrell Meyers, the director of Aflakpui’s AAU team, WeR1, told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “Coming from Ghana, I think he wanted to experience something different and be in the city.”
“Ernest has unlimited potential as evidenced by his improvement his first two years here in the states,” Carroll coach Paul Romanczuk previously told SNY.tv. “His work ethic and willingness to learn are second to none. He is a wonderful young man with a very bright future.”
The big man joins guards Levan Alston and Trey Lowe in Temple’s 2015 class.
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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.