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.
New Zealand Big Man Tai Wynyard Closing in on Decision
Tai Wynyard, the 6-foot-9 16-year-old power forward from New Zealand who is the son of world champion woodchoppers, is closing in on a college decision.
He recently tripped to the U.S. and visited Kentucky, Villanova and Texas. Wynyard is in the Class of 2016.
“The schools have given us time and space to settle and think about which one he would like to take a scholarship at,” Karmyn Wynyard told SNY.tv by email about her son. “He has an idea where he feels will be the best fit, but is in summer training camp with [the] NZ Breakers. Following this he will talk with the head coaches again before he commits. As parents we are happy with all 3 schools and confident he can succeed at any one of them.”
Wynyard is currently training with the Breakers U19 team and is also involved as a training player with their senior team, which runs through mid-March.
Karmyn also broke down what they liked about all three schools:
“Kentucky- complete focus on basketball
Villanova- academic success/focus
Texas- strength and conditioning coach”
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.