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.
Khalif Battle, the 6-foot-4 Class of 2019 shooting guard and younger brother of Syracuse’s Tyus Battle, has transferred to New Jersey power Gill St. Bernard’s.
Khalif previously attended St. Joe’s-Metuchen and Trenton Catholic, but did not play at Trenton Catholic. Tyus Battle was at Gill before transferring to St. Joe’s to spend his senior season with Khalif.
“Khalif will be attending Gill St. Bernard’s School next season and some may wonder why Khalif would not have just gone to GSB as a freshman,” said Gary Battle, the player’s father. “Gill is a school with a college prep curriculum and although Khalif may have gotten in, I did not think he was quite mature enough for Gill as a freshman or sophomore.
“After two years of high school, Khalif has now shown he is ready to take on the challenge. He is bringing a 3.3 GPA and a basketball game that earned him offers from Rutgers, St. Joe’s, Washington, Syracuse, Miami and UConn
“I believe he is ready for the best in education and in basketball in the state. Gill will square off against Montverde Academy, Hudson Catholic and Roselle Catholic during the 2017-18 season.”
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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.