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.
Class of 2019 Stars Bryan Antoine, Scottie Lewis Visiting Kentucky, Louisville
Scottie Lewis and Bryan Antoine, the two Class of 2019 stars from the Ranney (N.J.) School and Team Rio, have a big weekend ahead.
During the weekend of the Kerby Derby, Lewis and Antoine will take unofficial visits to both Kentucky (Sunday) and Louisville (Monday).
“Scottie and Bryan will be in Kentucky this weekend with unofficial visits to Louisville and Kentucky,” Team Rio director Brian Klatsky told ZAGSBLOG. “Both are working equally hard. Rick Pitino and John Calipari are both very active.” Both coaches watched the duo this past weekend at the Nike EYBL stop in Indianapolis.
The 6-foot-5 Lewis is ranked No. 13 on the 2019 ESPN 25, while the 6-4 Antoine is No. 14.
Duke, Florida, Kansas, St. John’s and Seton Hall are some of the other schools involved for both Antoine and Lewis.
Calipari, meantime, watched the duo in February at the Primetime Shootout at Roselle Catholic where Antoine went for a game-high 22 points, while Lewis finished with 16 points, six rebounds and three blocks in a 59-56 win over Newark East Side.
“Coach Cal in the building always gets [the kids] hyped up but they just played their game.,” Klatsky said then. “Kentucky Georgetown, St. John’s, Rutgers, UConn and Maryland were all here and have been tracking the kids since freshman year.”
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.