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.
Josh Christopher ends recruiting saga by announcing for Arizona State
By ADAM ZAGORIA and JACOB POLACHECKThe Josh Christopher Sweepstakes is finally over.
After weeks of teasing fans from various schools about his college choice, the 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Mayfair (CA) announced on Monday he would be taking his talents to play for coach Bobby Hurley at Arizona State.
“Sometimes I get mad at myself for picking such good schools, but I know next year I can only pick one,” Christopher said in a video released via Twitter. “The next step in my life, I’ll be moving to Tempe and going to ASU. Forks up.”
Christopher will join his brother Caleb, who was a freshman at ASU this past season.
Ranked the No. 3 shooting guard in the Class of 2020 and the No. 10 overall player by 247Sports.com, Christopher also considered Michigan, Missouri and UCLA.
He is the highest-rated recruit in program history.
“Josh has developed a high-level skill set which allows him to be effective at several positions,” said USA Basketball youth coach Don Showalter. “He’s a great teammate who makes everyone better – just a winner.”
He may not be at Arizona State for long as he is the projected No. 27 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, per ESPN.com.
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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