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.
Recruiting Roundup: Markelle Fultz Adds Kentucky Offer; Malik Monk to Announce List Next Month; Bridges to Visit Michigan State, Kentucky
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. — Markelle Fultz picked up the Kentucky offer he has long been seeking, DeMatha (Md.) Catholic coach Mike Jones confirmed to SNY.tv.
Eric Bossi of Rivals first reported the offer.
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 previously told SNY.tv. “I’m transitioning myself into being a one right now.”
Fultz took an official to Arizona in June and has previously taken unofficials to Louisville, Kentucky and Xavier.
MONK TO ANNOUNCE LIST ON RADIO SHOWMalik Monk, the 6-4 shooting guard from Lepanto (ARK) Bentonville, will announce his college list next month on the radio show of his brother Marcus, Ben Roberts of NextCats reported.
Marcus Monk previously told SNY.tv his brother would announce his list next month.
Kentucky and Arkansas are the perceived leaders for Monk, but Roberts reported Marcus said Kansas, North Carolina, Oregon and Florida State are also strongly in the mix.
Monk went for 31 points on Thursday in Wings Elite’s 82-66 win over Team Final.
BRIDGES TO VISIT MICHIGAN STATE, KENTUCKYMiles Bridges, a 6-7 small forward from Huntington (W.V.) Prep, will take officials to Michigan State (Sept. 12) and to Kentucky (October for Big Blue Madness), Roberts reported.
Bridges is a Michigan native.
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.