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 ZAGORIAJonathan Kuminga won’t announce his future plans on Monday and is no hurry to announce his next stop.
Despite reports that the 6-foot-8 forward would announce Monday, his brother said that was not the case.
“Not true,” Joel Ntambwe, Kuminga’s brother and a forward at Texas Tech, told 247Sportscom. “We haven’t really decided anything right now.”
He added: “We are still trying to go through everything. We really don’t know and haven’t really made up our mind.”
Kuminga recently announced he was considering Auburn, Duke, Kentucky, Texas Tech and the NBA G League. The Australian NBL is also a possibility, the league told ZAGSBLOG.
“We understand he is exploring a number of different options and we believe the NBL is one of those,” a league spokesman told ZAGSBLOG.
Kuminga recently graduated from The Patrick School (N.J.) and thus accelerated his clock to be eligible for the 2021 NBA Draft. He’s currently projected as the No. 4 pick in 2021, per ESPN.com.
Kuminga recently told ESPN’s Paul Biancardi on a podcast his ultimate goal was “To get to the NBA, play at the highest level and go out there and compete.”
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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.