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.
2017 Power Forward Sandro Mamukelashvili Close to Cutting List
Sandro Mamukelashvili, a 6-foot-10, 220-pound power forward from Montverde (FL) Academy, plans to trim his list to six schools in the coming weeks.
Mamukelashvili is being recruited by Indiana, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Seton Hall, Vanderbilt, USC, Maryland, SMU, Villanova, Boston College, UConn, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Cal and Purdue.
“We are just deciding my final six,” he told ZAGSBLOG. “I’m planning my visits this month and next month.”
Over the weekend, Mamukelashvili and his Montverde teammate R.J. Barrett were named to the All-Star team at the Basketball Without Borders Global Camp in New Orleans. Barrett was named the event’s MVP.
As for what skillset he will bring to college, the native of Tbilisi, Georgia said: “I think I’ll bring a lot in college, like my passing abilities, pushing in transition, getting my teammates open and a winning attitude.”
Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, 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.