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.
By ADAM ZAGORIAAnthony Mack, the 6-foot-6 wing who is transferring from Wyoming, verbally committed to Miami on his weekend visit, as first reported by 247Sports.com.
Mack also had interest from Georgia, Virginia Tech, Georgetown, St. Bonaventure, Iona, Saint Louis, Boston College, VCU and Temple.
At Miami, Mack will be reunited with former Blair Academy (N.J.) teammate Deng Gak.
“I liked the culture and it’s a winning program,” Mack told ZAGSBLOG. “It felt like the right fit. And I like the coaches.”
Said Blair Academy coach Joe Mantegna: “Coach [Jim Larranaga] loved Ant when they recruited Deng but he didn’t need that position at the time. We all felt comfortable with Miami because they have treated Deng so well and didn’t hesitate when recruiting Ant as a transfer. I think it is a perfect fit.”
Mack dealt with concussion issues last year at Wyoming and will thus apply for a waiver and immediate eligibility.
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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.