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 ZAGORIAIthiel Horton is headed to Pittsburgh, he told ZAGSBLOG.
The 6-foot-3 Delaware transfer chose Pitt over Arkansas after visiting both schools. He averaged 13.2 points and 3.1 rebounds as a freshman at Delaware. He will have three years of eligibility remaining after sitting the 2019-20 season per NCAA transfer rules.
“I picked the University of Pittsburgh because of the rich history and culture of the city, and the fact that I will be playing for such a legendary coach who is rebuilding the model up at Pittsburgh,” Horton said.
Pittsburgh is looking to up its talent level in the ACC under second-year coach Jeff Capel.
Horton will bring an experienced, scoring guard to the ACC beginning in 2020-21.
“I will bring lights out shooting to the team as well as being an attack-heavy guard getting into the lane and drawing defenders and making the right plays,” he said.
He added: “Only time will tell how good the team will be with me. All I know is I will bring toughness and tenacity and I know the other guys can reciprocate that type of energy as well.”
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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.