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.
Rozelle Nix, a 7-footer from Pensacola (FL) State, committed to Pittsburgh following a weekend official visit.
Nix also considered South Carolina and Loyola Marymount.
“Blessed to say for the next 2 years of my college career in basketball I will be attending at the University of Pitt! #Hail2Pitt,” he Tweeted.
“It’s a chance to play in the best conference in college basketball, a chance to play and go to the NCAA Tournament,” Pensacola assistant Joey Murdock told SNY.tv. “And the fact that he is four hours from home.”
Nix, who has reportedly dropped 70 pounds to 318 since arriving at Pensacola last season, averaged 6.5 points and 5 rebounds last season.
“He’s a great teammate and an incredible human being,” Murdock said. “He has a big-time work ethic. He’s extremely strong and physical and will do exactly what he is asked every time. He will be a great addition wherever he choses.”
Nix joins Our Savior New American shooting guard Damon Wilson in Jamie Dixon’s 2015 recruiting class.
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.