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.
Pierre Sarr, a 6-foot-7 wing forward from Roselle (N.J.) Catholic who is originally from Senegal, committed to Monmouth Thursday night.
Josh Newman of the Asbury Park Press broke the news.
“He’s become much more consistent in his play and I think his effort play in and play out has become much much better,” RC coach Dave Boff told the Asbury Park Press. “He’s become a better defensive player since he came to us and certainly a better rebounder.”
Sarr also considered Hofstra, LIU, Canisius,St. Peter’s, and St. Bonaventure. He joins 6-10 Lake Forest (Ill.) Academy forward Diago Quinn in coach King Rice’s recruiting class.
Sarr averaged 8.8 points and 4.3 rebounds last season before enduring a wrist injury Jan. 29.
Sarr is the second RC big man to commit this fall, following Chris Silva, who picked South Carolina.
Senior guard Isaiah Briscoe is down to St. John’s, Kentucky and UConn, and hasn’t set a date for announcing.
The NCAA early signing period runs Nov. 12-19.
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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.