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.
Bryce Aiken is down to three schools and is closing in on a decision, he told SNY.tv Wednesday night.
The 5-foot-11 point guard from the PSA Cardinals and Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick is down to Harvard, Miami and Seton Hall. He is no longer consider USC or Michigan.
Aiken visited Harvard this past weekend, hits Seton Hall Thursday-Saturday with South Kent (CT) guard Myles Powell and then trips to Miami Sept. 23. He plans to decide sometime after the Miami visit.
“I’m down to Harvard, Miami and Seton Hall,” Aiken said, adding that Jim Larranaga and Chris Caputo of Miami and Kevin Willard and Shaheen Holloway of Seton Hall watched him Tuesday.
Aiken broke down all three of his schools recently:
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.”
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.”
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.