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.
2019 big man Zeke Nnaji visits Kansas, Arizona up next
By ADAM ZAGORIAZeke Nnaji, the 6-foot-11 power forward from Hopkins (MN) and D1 Minnesota, took his first official visit to Kansas this past weekend one weekend after taking an unofficial to the Big 12 school.
“It was very informative for sure,” Apham Nnaji, the player’s father, said. “We were able to see the need for Zeke and all the support he’ll get should he decide to go there. Their message was for him to be a part of a winning program with proven track records to bring hard working kids to the next level.”
Kansas would ultimately love to add Nnaji in a frontcourt group that also includes targets Matthew Hurt and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl. Hurt and Nnaji are AAU teammates.
“They see him, Hurt and Robinson-Earl co-existing and really doing well,” Apham said previously. “Just like [Andrew] Wiggins and [Joel] Embiid did.”
Nnaji next visits Arizona (Oct. 12-14) for the Red/Blue Game before going to UCLA (Oct. 19-21), Baylor (Oct. 26-28) and Purdue (Nov. 2-4). His father said he will decide about Nov. 24.
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.