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.
JUCO forward Deshawn Freeman of Hutchinson (KS) Community College enjoyed his weekend official visit to Rutgers.
“It was good,” he told SNY.tv before boarding his plane home.
The 6-foot-8, 220-pound North Carolina native is being recruited by assistant Greg Vetrone and has a bond with head coach Eddie Jordan.
“He said he wants me to be a part of his team,” Freeman recently told SNY.tv. of Jordan. “He said their offense is just like the [Washington] Wizards. The Wizards was my favorite team when he was there.”
Numerous other schools are recruiting Freeman, including Arizona State, Seton Hall, Virginia Tech, Marquette and St. John’s, but he won’t take any more visits until the spring.
“Deshawn is a versatile, hybrid four man who is relentless underneath and on the boards,” Hutchinson assistant Jay Cyriac said. “He puts the ball on the floor fairly well and can be a matchup problem. His best days are ahead of him.”
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.