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.
Four-star point guard Xavier Simpson has committed to Michigan.
Ranked No. 69 in the class of 2016 by 247 Sports, Simpson had an original final four schools of Miami, Iowa State, Wisconsin and Illinois, but ended up choosing the Wolverines, as they made a push late.
One of the nation’s best floor generals, the 5-foot-11 point guard from Ohio is a player to watch this year. In much of the same mold as former Wolverine great Trey Burke, Simpson is a lock down defender who can lead a team extremely well.
He is is the fourth commit for the Wolverines, joining fellow players from Ohio, Ibi Watson and Jon Teske, alongside Michigan native Austin Davis.
Michigan was the favorite with 76 percent of the vote on the 247 Crystal Ball.
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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.