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.
“I don’t know,” Blakeney said. “I really don’t know. I kind of want to do it late, but my mom may want me to get it over with. I think I’m going to talk to her after City of Palms and figure it out.”
Blakeney and his Oak Ridge (FL) teammates are playing in the City of Palms Classic Dec. 18-23
After decommitting from Louisville, Blakeney is now considering LSU, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina and N.C. State. He remains undecided on whether to take his fifth official visit to UNC or N.C. State.
“[North Carolina] has been trying to get me on campus January 10th and N.C. State has been trying to get me on campus January 10th,” Blakeney told Scout. “If I do it, it’ll be one of those and that’ll be it. I really just need to talk to my mom and coach [Steve] Reese and figure out what I’m doing.”
LSU commit Ben Simmons has been vocal in his recruitment of both Blakeney and IMG Academy guard JaQuan Lyle.
“They already have Ben, who I’ve played with,” Blakeney said. “Me and him could really do damage, that’s what I like about that.”
Blakeney is close friends with new Kentucky signee Isaiah Briscoe, but Blakeney said the possibility of a crowded backcourt won’t discourage him from considering the Wildcats.
“It doesn’t really matter to me,” he said. “If anything I worry about the guys that are coming back, not the guys that are coming in with me.”
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.