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.
Duke, UConn, Kentucky Latest to Check out Nick Richards
A parade of big time programs continues to pass through Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick’s for 2017 big man Nick Richards.
Duke associate head coach Jeff Capel was in last Wednesday, UConn head coach Kevin Ollie came in Tuesday and Kentucky assistant Tony Barbee is due tomorrow (Wednesday).
Kentucky and UConn have already offered Richards, who recently took an unofficial to the UConn campus.
“Coach [Ollie] loved the talent level in our gym,” St. Pat’s coach Chris Chavannes said. “He said he will be back down and talked about Nick being a priority them.”
As for what Duke’s Capel said, Chavannes added: “They like Nick and will definitely be back to see more of him. They didn’t offer. He, like many, was impressed with the level of talent in the gym and was intrigued by [2017 forward] Bul [Ajang].”
For more on Richards, read this feature.
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.