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 ZAGORIA
On the same day he was named a McDonald’s All-American, Precious Achiuwa hosted several big-time visitors at Montverde (FL) Academy.
North Carolina coach Roy Williams and Kansas coach Bill Self trekked to the Florida school to watch the 6-foot-9 wing, who on Thursday was one of six New York/New Jersey guys named a McDonald’s All-American.
Achiuwa went for 22 points and 12 rebounds in Montverde’s win over Westminster Academy.
Self was accompanied by assistant Norm Roberts, the former St. John’s coach, while current St. John’s assistant Matt Abdelmassih was also on hand
UConn head coach Dan Hurley and assistants Kimani Young and Tom Moore saw Achiuwa Monday at the Hoophall Classic.
Achiuwa, the younger brother of former St. John’s forward God’sgift Achiuwa, has yet to take any official visits and is aking his time with recruiting. He discussed his recruitment in depth at the Hoophall.
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.