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.
2018 Wing Nassir Little adding high-major offers, attracting coaches in live period
Nassir Little, the 6-foot-6 small forward Orlando Christian (FL) Prep, continues to pick up high-major offers and attract a slew of coaches during the live period.
Playing with 1Family on the Adidas Gauntlet this spring, Little currently holds offers from nearly 30 schools including Oregon, Arizona, Arizona State, Kansas, Florida, Florida State, Louisville, Auburn, Clemson, Creighton, Illinois, LSU, Memphis, Mississippi State, Missouri, NC State, Oklahoma State, Pittsburgh, SMU, South Carolina, St. John’s, Stanford, among others. He has also received interest from schools such as Duke and Kentucky.
“I haven’t seen a prospect make a bigger jump April-to-April,” Brad Augustine, the program director of Little’s 1Family Hoops AAU program, said on The 4 Quarters Podcast. “His skillset is just widened. He’s leading adidas in field goal percentage and a couple different categories. He’s really made a big transition and focused on the work.
“We had a game [Sunday] night. Sean Miller and Arizona, four deep. St. John’s, four deep. But he’s just focused on finishing out this summer, us all sitting down once it’s over and really trying to identify the schools that fit him and then hopefully start locking in these official visits.”
Currently ranked by 247Sports the No. 36 overall player in the Class of 2018, Little has already visited Miami and St. John’s. He is slated to take his first official visit to Georgia Tech Aug. 24.
Little on Thursday will face off against fellow Class of 2018 star Zion Williamson in the Live Summer Festival in Georgia.
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.