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 Qudus Wahab visits UConn, Virginia Tech next
By ADAM ZAGORIAQudus Wahab, the 6-foot-10, 230-pound center from Flint Hill (VA) School, took his first official visit to UConn this weekend.
“They think I can come and have an impact right away,” Wahab said. “They see a lot of similarities between Emeka Okafor and me. And they think I can be next.”
Wahab has already established a bond with coach Dan Hurley.
“Coach Hurley is a really cool man and I believe he is great at what he does,” Wahab said.
Wahab visited the same weekend as 6-9 power forward Akok Akok of Putnam Science (CT), and the staff believes the two bigs could coexist.
“Yes, we were together a couple of times,” Wahab said. “I think we can play together
Wahab will next visit Virginia Tech (Oct. 19-21), Georgetown (Oct. 26-28), Pittsburgh (Nov. 2-4) and Syracuse (Nov. 9-11).
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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.