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.
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Bryce Aiken has set his five official visits for this fall.
The 5-foot-11 point guard from the PSA Cardinals and Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick will visit Harvard (9/9), Seton Hall (9/18), Miami (9/23) and USC 10/3. He also has a tentative visit set to Michigan (10/8).
Illinois is no longer under consideration.
Aiken broke down all of his schools here:
Miami – “Coach [Jim] Larrañaga and Coach [Chris] Caputo do a terrific job of recruiting not only me but my family as well. The staff believes in my abilities as a player, looks forward to putting the ball in my hands and allowing me to run the team. The location of the school is superb, being in Coral Gabels, Florida.”
USC – “The PAC-12 is known for being beneficial for allowing smaller guards to work and making the Pick-Roll game more effective. Knowing my game, I know that I would be able to flourish with that style of play. The University’s academics is also excellent.”
Harvard – “The No. 1 school in the world. The term ‘student-athlete’ is thrown out there a lot nowadays and most basketball players aren’t looking for academics and take high-academic schools for granted. Coach [Tommy] Amaker believes that I can take their program to the next level and I will play immediately.”
Michigan – “It is a big time school where I will be placed on a platform to play in front of thousands to showcase my game. In recent years, they’re guards have become pros and I know that I can be the next one with the help of Coach [John] Beilein and Coach Val.”
Seton Hall – “What athlete wouldn’t love to stay in their home state to play ball? A tremendous family atmosphere they have there and I have an opportunity to join that group!”
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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.