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.
UConn Latest to Offer Rodney Miller; UCLA, Cal Watch Rabb’s Double-Double
UConn is the latest school to offer 7-foot, 240-pound 2016 big man Rodney Miller of Oak Hill (Va.) Academy.
“[Head coach] Kevin [Ollie] called me and personally spoke to my son,” Miller’s mother, Maria, told SNY.tv. “He just said he wants him and will recruit him personally. It’s a good school and we are very interested.”
She added that Ollie “will see him very soon and he told Lil Rod he is excited about his future at UConn.”
UConn must add bigs going forward with sophomore Amida Brimah expected to head to the NBA either in 2015 or 2016.
Maria said the following schools have expressed “serious interest”: Georgia Tech, Kansas, Florida, Duke, Indiana, Purdue, Wake Forest, Miami, Virginia, Tennessee, Tulsa and Stanford.
A captain at Oak Hill, Miller is a native of Laurelton, N.Y., which is in Queens. His father, Rodney Sr., said his son has a 4.0 GPA.
UCLA, CAL WATCH RABB GO FOR DOUBLE-DOUBLE
Assistants from UCLA and Cal watched 2015 Oakland (CA) Bishop O’Dowd big man Ivan Rabb go for 28 points and 20 rebounds Saturday night in a 63-55 win over Las Vegas Bishop Gorman.
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.