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 ZAGORIAAbou Ousmane, the 6-foot-9, 240-pound forward from Scotland Campus (PA), has committed to Rhode Island.
“I felt like it’s the best all-around fit,” he said.
The Brooklyn native also considered Saint Louis, Fordham, UMass, Texas A&M, North Texas, Iona, and Old Dominion.
“Abou made a big transition this year in everything he did,” Scotland Campus coach Chris Chaney said. “He was a great teammate, a fierce competitor and ran the floor very well. He is definitely going to have a strong career because of his scoring ability and has good concepts on the offensive end. His length and toughness and nose for the ball makes him tough on the defensive end. I am very proud of Abou on and off the court. Big future ahead!”
He joins point guard Elijah Wood and shooting guard Ishmael Leggett in Rhody’s 2020 class.
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.