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.
Canadian wing Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe to visit Oklahoma State, Georgetown
By ADAM ZAGORIAMatthew-Alexander Moncrieffe, the 6-foot-7 Class of 2020 wing from Orangeville Prep, will visit Oklahoma State Jan. 27 and Georgetown Feb. 4, he told ZAGSBLOG.
The Cowboys host No. 3 Kansas Jan. 27. The Hoyas host No. 18 Seton Hall Feb. 5.
“So far [Oklahoma State] just preached that they got a lot of guys in my position leaving next year and they need me to come in and play along with Cade [Cunningham] and [sophomore] Isaac [Likekele].
Cunningham is the No. 2 prospect in the Class of 2020 and the projected No. 1 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, per ESPN.com.
Moncrieffe was at Seton Hall’s 74-57 win over Stony Brook on Nov. 9.
“It was as perfect as a visit can be,” Moncrieffe told ZAGSBLOG.
“They told me they love my game I can come in right away and make an impact with my ability to get to the rim and space the floor and they showed me all the resources they have to make me a pro.”
Seton Hall assistant Duane Woodward, who successfully landed Canadian freshman forward Tyrese Samuel, is the lead recruiter on Moncrieffe.
“MA is hard-working kid, his work ethic is second to none,” Brandon Ennis, the head of player development at Orangeville Prep and the older brother of NBA G League guard Tyler Ennis, said this week.
“He has a long 7-foot wingspan. He’s developed more into a shooting guard and a small forward for the past year. His game is continuing to grow. He’s much more athletic this year. He can put the ball on the ground and he looks more comfortable on the wing. His shot is improving every time we work out.
“Defensively, he’s a headache for many opponents because he’s understanding how to use size against guards and wings his size.”
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.
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