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.
Notre Dame landed a pledge on Wednesday from 6-foot-7 shooting guard Nicola Djogo of Orangeville Prep in Ontario.
Mike Brey and the Notre Dame staff noticed Djogo while they were at the school recruiting 7-footer Thon Maker, a priority recruit for the Irish.
“I had a couple other schools that fit my playing style, but I went down and visited and spent the weekend coach Brey and everything just felt right,” Djogo told Scout.com.
Butler, UNLV, Tennessee, Wichita State and Wisconsin were also involved.
“I can play the one, two, three or four,” he told Scout. “It’s just pure versatility. I can shoot the ball real well. I’m great off the ball because of my basketball IQ and I have a little white boy athleticism.”
Athlete Institute coach Brandon Lesovsky told SNY.tv: “He has a very diverse skill set that allows him to play multiple positions. He is a high IQ player that should be an excellent fit and should be able to compete for playing time right away.”
Djogo is Notre Dame’s third 2016 commit joining New Jersey guard T.J. Gibbs and Florida power forward John Mooney.
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.