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.
Pittsburgh, Cincinnati Now Recruiting Former Syracuse Commit Moustapha Diagne
Pittsburgh and Cincinnati are now recruiting former Syracuse commit Moustapha Diagne, his high school coach confirmed to SNY.tv.
Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon has been in to Northwest Florida State twice to see the 6-foot-9 Diagne, while Cincinnati and Syracuse have seen him one, Pope John XXIII head coach Jason Hasson said.
“Jamie Dixon is recruiting Tapha himself,” Hasson said.
Jeremy Schneider of NJ Advanced Media was first to report the development.
Diagne and his former Pope John teammate Jeromy Rodriguez are both at Northwest Florida State after failing to qualify for Division 1 schools.
Ranked the No. 7 power forward in the Class of 2015 by 247Sports.com, Diagne helped lead Pope John XXIII to the New Jersey Tournament of Champions final in March, where they lost to Kentucky-bound point guard Isaiah Briscoe and Roselle (N.J.) Catholic. He averaging 14.7 points and 12.0 rebounds on the season.
A native of Senegal, Diagne was part of an incoming Syracuse class that included Trenton (N.J.) Catholic shooting guard Malachi Richardson, Fairfax (Va.) Paul VI shooting guard Frank Howard and New Hampton (N.H.) power forward Tyler Lydon.Follow Adam Zagoria on TwitterAnd like ZAGS on Facebook
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.