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Sunday / July 5.
  • Kansas, Florida State offer Class of 2021 guard Jordan Riley

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Jordan Riley, the 6-foot-4, 187-pound combo guard from Brentwood (N.Y.) High School and the NY Lightning AAU program, picked up offers on Monday from Kansas and Florida State.

    Bill [Self] said Jordan is special,” Monty Riley, Jordan’s father, told ZAGSBLOG. “His athleticism is off the charts. He said everything is for the taking if he wants it! He just has to want it cause he has what takes!”

    Kansas has been monitoring Riley for several months now.

    “It started with [assistant coach] Norm Roberts coming to see him in a playoff game in which he suffered a severe cut on his eyebrow that required 10 stitches,” Monty said last month. “Jordan kept coming in and out of the game to stop the bleeding but he had to play in order for his team to win. Norm was impressed with his toughness.”

    Riley now holds offers from Kansas, Florida State, Georgia, UConn, Iona, Georgetown, DePaul, Wake Forest, Kansas State, Seton Hall, PIttsburgh, Virginia Tech, St. John’s, Stony Brook and Rutgers.

    Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell was the first to offer.

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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.