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 now has five official visits set
Nassir Little, the 6-foot-7 small forward from Orlando Christian (FL) Prep, has now set official visits to all five of his remaining schools: Miami, Arizona, Duke, Georgia Tech, and North Carolina.
Little has set visits to Georgia Tech (Aug. 25-27), North Carolina (Sept. 8-10), Miami (Sept. 15-16), Arizona (Oct. 20-22) and Duke (Nov. 10-12).
According to 247Sports, Little is ranked as the No. 23 overall player in the Class of 2018 and the No. 5 player from the state of Florida.
Playing with 1Family on the Adidas Gauntlett this summer, Little averaged 18 points per game.
He broke down all five schools for Rivals.com:
Georgia Tech: “I like their personalities as coaches. I’ve been in touch with them for a long time. I’ve always had a really good relationship with them. It’s relatively close to home. I just like the feel there.”
North Carolina: “It’s just been one of those schools I always watched growing up. My dad’s a Carolina fan. They just won the national championship. I had them winning that before the season. They have just always been a school I like to watch.”
Miami: “I feel like I have a great opportunity to play early there. I connect really well with Coach [Jim] Larranaga. I really like the campus. The school is smaller like my school and that would help me focus.”
Arizona: “For a program with that prestige that has been as dominant as they have to show that much attention really says a lot to me. I love the comparison of me to Stanley Johnson because he was a one-and-done, top 10 pick. He’s done that with my position multiple times, so that’s something really stood out to me.”
Duke: “Coach K is another one of those legendary coaches. They have a great history. My favorite player from last year was Jayson Tatum and he went there, and a few years ago Justice Winslow was my favorite player on their championship team. They’ve put a lot of players in the League recently, especially at my position, so that’s something I look into.”
Little also told Rivals he hopes to sign during the early period in November.
“That’s still the plan,” Little said. “There is a chance I do a little bit earlier, but I’m not really sure. I decided to take my visits earlier because the way my school is set up, I didn’t want to miss stuff later in the year, and the possibility of playing in the McDonald’s All-American and the Jordan Brand Classic. I wanted to take my visits in the first semester.”
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.