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 ZAGORIACam’Ron Fletcher, the 6-foot-6 forward from Vashon (MO) and Brad Beal Elite, committed to Kentucky on Sunday.
He also considered Michigan State, Missouri, North Carolina, and Alabama. Fletcher has taken visits to Missouri, Michigan State, and Kentucky.
“The things I like about Kentucky is their style of play,” Fletcher told 247Sports.com during his official visit last week. “I feel like the coaching staff is great and Coach Cal is a great coach. He cares about all of his players and he makes things happen for them.”
This year on the Nike EYBL Circuit, Fletcher averaged 12.3 points and 6.4 rebounds in 14 games played.
According to 247Sports, Fletcher is ranked No. 36 nationally and is the No. 8 small forward.
“Obviously, they really love his upside,” Vashon coach Tony Irons told 247. “They feel like he has a chance to be really good and their style of play they think he can thrive in. He’s a kid who can do multiple things. He’s long and athletic and there are things he can get better at but defensively, they think he can be special in that area.”
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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.