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.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Ranked 37th in the ESPN.com national rankings, 6-foot-8 2015 power forward Ted Kapita has not played a game this season for Huntington (W.V.) Prep due to a lingering hip injury.
“I have a pinched nerve in my left hip,” Kapita said after his team’s victory over Our Savior New American (N.Y.) at the 2015 Hoophall Classic. “I’m going through a tough time with my leg right now, and not playing is making me kind of mad.”
When asked if he plans on playing this season Kapita was non-committal.
“I don’t know, it depends on how I feel,” he said. “If I’m 100 percent, then yeah.”
This injury however has not stopped some of the top programs in the country from pursuing Kapita.
On Saturday he named his top three schools in alphabetical order as Arkansas, Memphis and Missouri. He has officially visited all three and is not sure about future unofficials.
“I don’t know,” he said. “It’s all based on the schedule we have, and we have so many games right now.”
There is no timetable for Kapita’s decision, which could seemingly come at any point up through Spring signing period.
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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.