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.
Markis McDuffie, a 6-foot-7 face-up four man from St. Anthony and Sports U, will take an official visit to Boston College this weekend and then visits SMU Oct. 24, his father told SNY.tv.
McDuffie has already taken officials to VCU and Wichita State, and will likely choose from among those four programs.
“He’s an effective player right now,” Hall of Fame St. Anthony coach Bob Hurley told SNY.tv. “Last year he led us in scoring as a junior. I think he had a pretty good out-of-season [summer] period, so you’re getting a pretty good player right now.
“But when you look at him physically, you realize that he’s nowhere near where he’s going to be. He’s rail thin yet, physical comparisons would be to Kevin Durant, that type of physique. The projection on his growth is that he’s probably going to level off somewhere around 6-9 so you have a kid with great length who is a very good player without the body yet, without any physical strength yet. He’s very versatile and can do a little bit of everything.
“Last year probably helped him a lot having to play the whole season as a four man and having to compete physically against people who were much stronger and just try to figure out how to be clever. This year because we’re a lot bigger, he’ll be playing his natural college position, which is like a wing man.”
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.