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.
Fordham on Wednesday landed a verbal pledge from Class of 2018 big man Onyinyechi Eyisi of Prolific Prep (CA).
The 6-foot-9, 220-pound Eyisi also considered Dartmouth, Portland, Santa Clara and Cal Poly.
“I got recruited by Fordham assistant coach Ali Ton, a really good friend of coach Philippe [Doherty],” Eyisi said. “I made inquiries and I found out more about the school. I like the fact that the academic level is very high and that they compete in the Atlantic 10 Conference. When I visited them everyone was very welcoming. They don’t have an athletic big, so I believe I’ll be able to bring athleticism to the squad and help them win games with my size and finishing abilities.”
Eyisi joins point guards Tyrone Perry and Nick Honor and shooting guard Chris Austin in Fordham’s 2018 class
Photo: Prolific Prep
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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.