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.
Morris Udeze, the 6-foot-8 center from Montverde (FL) Academy, has cut his list to a top five.
Ranked the No. 17 center in the Class of 2018 per 247Sports.com, he’s working with a list of Butler, LSU, Ohio State, TCU and Wichita State. Odeze has visited Butler and trips to Ohio State Sept. 15-17.
He broke down his top five for ZAGSBLOG:Butler: “Just came off my most recent visit to Butler. I loved it. They fit my style of play and they are very close down there. Everybody is in for a common goal.”
Ohio State: “Ohio State is a great school that fits my style of play and I love the coaches down there.”
LSU: “LSU is a great school that loves my game and the tenacious way I play.”
TCU: “Great team down there in Fort Worth. New coach, ew system of play. I like how they let their young guns run the show.”
Wichita State: “Wichita State is a very good school. Love the way they are all together and are family down there. They have a really good team and will make a good run this year.”
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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.