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.
Virginia landed a pledge on Tuesday night from 6-foot-7 shooting guard Kody Stattman of Australia, according to Scout.com.
“I chose it because it’s a great program and full of great coaches,” said Stattman, who also reportedly considered New Mexico, Missouri, Stanford and others. “Also I wanted to be challenged by going to the ACC and playing the best of the best.”
A pure shooter, Stattman averaged 14.5 points a game at the recent Adidas Nations event and also averaged 31 points for Australia in the FIBA U17 Oceania Championship in July, per Scout.
Stattmann is Virginia’s first 2018 commit.
They also recently hosted 6-4 Hudson (N.J.) Catholic shooting guard Luther Muhammad, who is also considering Ohio State, Xavier, West Virginia and St. John’s.
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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.