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.
ARDSLEY, N.Y. — Markelle Fultz is planning an upcoming official visit to Arizona and has recently taken unofficials to various other powerhouses.
“I have one official to Arizona June 6-8,” he told SNY.tv at the Under Armour Association stop here.
“I’ve already been on unofficials to Louisville, Kentucky and Xavier.” Kentucky has yet to offer.
As for Arizona, the 6-foot-4 Fultz out of Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha Catholic said, “It’s a great fit, they let their guards play. The have a couple bigs that can play. And I have a good relationship with Coach [Book] Richardson and Sean Miller.”
On Lousiville: “It was good, a good campus. A legendary coach and he gave me some good advice, just to keep doing what I’m doing now and keep working hard. He wants me to go there.”
On Kentucky: “Pretty much the same thing, a great coach. [Coach John Calipari] told me to do the same thing I’m doing, keep working hard.”
On Xavier: “I have a good relationship with Coach [Chris] Mack and Coach Mike Pegues so that was good.”
He has no other other visits planned, but hopes to get offers from Kentucky, Duke and North Carolina.
“They’ve just been texting me, talking about my potential and things like that,” he said.
The No. 7 shooting guard in the Class of 2016 according to 247Sports.com, Fultz wants to play the point in college.
“Hopefully, I’ll be a versatile one that can play the two or the three,” he said. “I’m transitioning myself into being a one right now.”
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.