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.
Lester Quinones sets official to Memphis, adds Florida to list
By ADAM ZAGORIALester Quinones, the 6-foot-6, 215-pound shooting guard from IMG Academy, will take an official visit to Memphis this weekend, he told ZAGSBLOG.
After recently adding Florida, Quinones now lists Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, LSU, Georgia, Memphis and Ohio State.
He broke down each school for ZAGSBLOG:Florida: “They’ve been telling since the fall to wait out for them and they want me now.”
Michigan: “Coach [John] Beilein and I have come to have a good relationship. He and coach [Luke] Yaklich have been telling me I’m their main target in this class and really want me.”
Maryland: “Coach [Mark] Turgeon and the whole staff were at my game [Saturday] and Coach [Kevin] Broadus was at both games. My relationships with both of those coaches has been great and my family has a great relationship with them. I had a great official visit and so did my parents.”
LSU: “Coach [Will] Wade and I are very close as well as coach [Billy] Armstrong. My parents and I have come to really like them and we had a great time on the official visit.”
Memphis: “Coach [Mike] Miller and I have been texting for some time and that’s my guy! I’m gonna plan a visit to them real soon! I have a great relationship with him and [head coach] Penny Hardaway.”Indiana: “They are kind of new in my recruitment but coach [Archie] Miller is a great coach and Indiana is a great program!”
Georgia: “Coach [Tom] Crean has been following me since 8th grade and I have a great relationship with him. He came down a couple times to practice and really loves my game.”
Ohio State: “Coach [Chris] Holtmann and I have a great relationship and as well as with coach [Ryan] Pedon. They are a great program and have great players there as well that fit my game.”
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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.