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.
Ivan Rabb, the 6-foot-10 2015 big man from Oakland (CA) Bishop O’Dowd and the Oakland Soldiers, will visit Arizona on Saturday, as previously reported here.
The Wildcats host Arizona State in Pac-12 action on Sunday.
“We have an Arizona date for Jan. 3,” his mother, Tami, previously told SNYtv, adding that they plan to visit all five schools “after January” when her work schedule slows down.
“We hear from every school on a regular basis,” she said.
Rabb is considering Arizona, Cal, UCLA, Kentucky and Kansas. Arizona has been in the mix for several years and has successfully landed several former Oakland Soldiers, including current stars Brandon Ashley and Stanley Johnson.
“The coaching staff was recruiting Ivan since the ninth grade,” Tami said. “We’ve had a long relationship with them and we’re looking forward to our visit there.”
Rabb is eyeing a springtime decision.
“I don’t believe he’ll commit until the spring,” Tami said. “He wants to play with some different guards in his class and he wants to see where they go.”
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.