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.
Jeenathan Williams, the 6-foot-6 shooting guard from Rochester (N.Y.) University Prep Charter, will transfer to Napa (CA) Prolific Prep for his senior season.
Prolific Prep in recent years has featured current Phoenix Suns rookie Josh Jackson, as well as Gary Trent Jr. (Duke) and Abu Kigab (Oregon).
Ranked the No. 23 shooting guard in the Class of 2018 per 247Sports.com, he is being recruited by Virginia Tech, Marquette, Syracuse, N.C. State and Washington, among others.
“Nate is a kid with an extremely high ceiling,” Albany City Rocks coach Kevan Sheppard said. “He has all the athletic gifts and determination you can ask for in a player. He has big dreams and goals that Prolific Prep can put him in position to reach. He was well prepared for this opportunity by Coach [James] Reaves and University Prep Charter school here in Rochester.”
Williams led UPrep to an 18-5 record and runner-up finish in the Section V Class AA tournament last season, per the Democrat & Chronicle. He averaged 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
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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.