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 is expecting a number of big-time recruits for Thursday’s game against arch-rival North Carolina.
Uncommitted Class of 2017 McDonald’s All-Americans Trevon Duval is expected, as are Duke signees Wendell Carter Jr. and Gary Trent Jr.
“I’m excited to go to that North Carolina-Duke game,” Duval said Sunday in New Jersey, where his IMG Academy team went 2-0 over the weekend. “That’s kind of a kid’s dream go go to one of those games and I’m just excited to see what they have to offer.”
The 6-foot-3 Duval took his first official visit to Kansas last week and plans to also hit Arizona, Seton Hall and Baylor this month.
Kevin Knox, the 6-8 uncommitted senior wing, can’t make it because of a playoff game. He has taken officials to Duke, Florida State and Kentucky and plans to reschedule his final official to UNC.
And Zion Williamson, a 6-7 junior power forward, also has a game that night.
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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.