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 ZAGORIAAlyn Breed, the 6-foot-3, 185-pound combo guard from IMG Academy (FL), committed to Providence on Saturday. He becomes the Friars’ first commit in 2020.
“I feel at home,” said Breed, who played at Georgia power McEachern before landing at IMG. “I want to help bring the city another Big East championship.”
DePaul, Cincinnati, Cal and La Salle were among the other schools involved, but his father said Providence made him feel wanted.
“Alyn has decided to takes his talents to Providence for more than one reason,” his father Alpha told ZAGSBLOG. “The love and respect for coach [Ed] Cooley and his staff were second to none. He only wanted to play for a team that wanted him, not the hype.”
“The facilities and academics are like no other.”
Breed can play both guard spots for the Friars.
“Alyn is a combo guard with the ability to score from anywhere past half court,” his father said. “He has the ability to defend the best player on the floor. He looks forward to taking the next year to get bigger, faster, stronger, and better!”
IMG postgrad coach Chad Myers said Providence is getting a player with big upside.
“I think he is a lead guard that is very dynamic,” he said. “He is the type of guard that fits the modern game. He can make plays for others but is also very capable of scoring in bunches. He has good size and is a very good defender 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.