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 Jalen Johnson, the 6-foot-9 Class of 2020 small forward from Nicolet (WI) High School, committed to Duke on July 4th.
Ranked No. 4 in the Class of 2020 by ESPN.com, Johnson also considered Arizona, Kentucky and Wisconsin.
“Next year I’ll be attending Duke University to play for coach K,” Johnson told 247Sports.com.
“I picked them because how much of a priority I was for them and the
potential they see in me,” he added. “It was just a different vibe that I
got with them and it was just great since my first conversation with
Duke’s entire staff visited Johnson on April 22.
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.