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.
IMG Point Guard Lamonte Turner Looking to Reclass to 2015
Lamonte Turner, a 6-foot-2 point guard from Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy, is looking to reclass to 2015 from 2016, IMG head skills trainer Dan Barto told SNY.tv.
“He will have the opportunity to enroll this fall,” Barto said. “He is a great student and is beyond college ready.”
Coaches from Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas and Baylor have all been in to see the Alabama native this week.
“Anyone who’s looking for a scoring point guard now will be interested,” Barto said.
Turner is ranked No. 30 among point guards in 2016 by 247Sports.com.
AKELE ADDING OFFERSNicola Akele, a 6-7 small forward from IMG, holds offers from Rhode Island, USF, George Mason and Duquesne, with interest from Michigan, Arizona and Texas.
“He’s just a Euro-style stat filler, tremendous ball skills,” Barto said. “He’s versatile, athletic, long and has a very high basketball IQ.”
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.