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.
Prolific Prep big man Frank Anselem talks Arizona visit
By ADAM ZAGORIA
Prolific Prep big man Frank Anselem took his official visit to Arizona this past week and enjoyed it.
“Arizona was great, they have very good facilities,” he told ZAGSBLOG. “From their style of play with two bigs at the same time, I can play either spot and log a lot of minutes. Sean Miller is also a great coach so he knows how to definitely integrate players into his system.”
The 6-foot-10 big man from Suwanee, Ga. is currently the No. 9-ranked center in the Class of 2021 per 247Sports.com but has the option of going to college in 2020.
Miller and an assistant were recently at Prolific Prep while ASU head man Bobby Hurley, USC’s Andy Enfield and Oregon’s Dana Altman have also been through.
“Sean Miller is looking for a mobile, athletic big that can run, switch out on defense and move, rebound, defend, and be a presence inside,” Prolific Prep’s Phillipe Doherty said. “Frank fills a lot of the above boxes.”
Since June, Anselem has picked up offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Rutgers, USC, New Mexico, Arkansas, Georgia, Alabama, DePaul, Nebraska, LSU, TCU and Georgia Tech.
He has taken officials to LSU and Nebraska.
“The LSU visit was really good, I enjoyed it,” he said. “The campus is great, facilities are good. It’s a very good academic school and they are one of the best in SEC basketball. Overall I liked it a lot. The coaches are great, coach [Will] Wade is a great guy and also Bill [Armstrong] is my guy!
“I think my versatility on both sides of the floor can greatly change any college program,” he said recently. “On offense, I can operate from the high and low post and I’m also working to expand my game beyond the arc.
“Defensively, I can switch and contain smaller guards, chase wings around and also guard the post, so I can do a lot of things.”
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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.