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 ZAGORIAMatthew Hurt is headed to Duke.
The 6-foot-9 forward from John Marshall High School (MN) announced for the Blue Devils on Friday over other blue bloods like Kentucky, Kansas and North Carolina as well as Memphis. Hurt turns 19 on Saturday.
Hurt joins a recruiting class that includes guard Boogie Ellis, wing Wendell Moore and big man Vernon Carey Jr. that is now ranked No. 1 in 2019 by 247Sports.com. Like Hurt, Moore and Carey Jr. played in last month’s McDonald’s All-American 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.