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.
After obtaining his release from Florida, Noah Dickerson will take official visits to Cal, Texas and Washington, and possibly LSU, he confirmed to SNY.tv.
“They should be finalized in the next couple days,” the 6-foot-8 power forward from Montverde (FL) Academy said by phone of his visits to the first three schools.
“[I’m looking] for a school that plays inside-out, where the post players basically run the team. They go inside and they let the post players make the plays.”
Dickerson said Texas coach Shaka Smart “recruited me a little bit at VCU.”
As for Cal, they never recruited him before Cuonzo Martin got the job as head coach.
On Washington, “they recruited me before.”
“They all have great coaches,” he said. “A big thing for me is having a coach that’s a great man and also a great coach. All three of those schools have great men as coaches, and they’re all great coaches. They’re all great academic schools, and they all like to throw the ball inside.”
He hopes to decide soon.
“I’m trying to make it in the next 3-4 weeks,” he said.
The visits were first reported by 247Sports.com, which ranks Dickerson the No. 19 power forward in the Class of 2015.
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