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.
Kofi Cockburn cuts to eight, setting official visits
By ADAM ZAGORIAKofi Cockburn, the 6-foot-10 center from Oak Hill (VA) Academy and the NY Rens, has cut his list to eight schools and is planning his official visits.
Cockburn is down to Syracuse, Kansas, Pittsburgh, Illinois, UConn, LSU, Florida State and St. John’s. The news was first reported by Andrew Slater and confirmed by Karriem Memminger, Cockburn’s AAU coach.
Cockburn is in the process of setting up his official visits and none are set yet.
“I want to go to a school where I’m able to go in, get better, and show my talent as a player and a person,” he said this summer.
Cockburn is looking forward to playing with new Oak Hill teammate Cole Anthony.
“It’s been good playing with Cole,” said Cockburn. “He’s a great point guard and he gets the job done at the end of the day. I’m looking forward to playing with him.”
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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.