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.
2020 point guard A.J. Hoggard sets announcement date
By ADAM ZAGORIAA.J. Hoggard, the 6-foot-3, 215-pound Class of 2020 point guard from Huntington Prep (WV) and the PSA Cardinals, will announce his college choice on Sunday.
Ranked the No. 13 point guard in the class by 247Sports.com, Hoggard has visited Providence (Aug. 30), Ole Miss (Sept. 5), Michigan State (Sept. 13), Marquette (Sept. 18) and Florida (Sept. 20).
He told ZAGSBLOG Monday he was “still deciding” which school he will choose.
“Pretty much every school wants me to come in and make an impact,” he said.
After suiting up last spring and summer for Philly-based Team Final, the Coatesville, PA native made the jump to the PSA Cardinals for this year. On the EYBL circuit, Hoggard has posted impressive per-game averages of 16.2 points, 5.1 assists, and 3.8 rebounds, while maintaining an efficient 52.1 percent clip from the field, having no trouble adjusting to new teammates.
“I will bring an elite skill set,” he said, “I’m working every day to be elite.”
Said Isaac Green of the PSA Cardinals: “He has a tremendous upside. He’s a super physical guard who is great off the bounce. He became a significantly better defender towards the end of the summer as he really dedicated himself to breaking some old habits. He’s a great leader.”
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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.