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.
Class of 2021 wing Josh Minott to announce Saturday
By ADAM ZAGORIAJosh Minott, the 6-foot-8 1/2 small forward from St. Andrew’s School (Fla.) and Team Parsons (CP25), will announce his college choice on Saturday.
He’s considering Memphis, Baylor, Florida State, Maryland and Texas, among his top five.
Minott is a highly athletic wing who his coach has compared to a young Kevin Durant.
“Josh’s best basketball is ahead of him because he hasn’t even scratched the surface,” said Team Parsons (CP25) coach Roosevelt Gray, who has coached Minott since the sixth grad.
“When I said I had the next Kevin Durant, I was just talking about his length. But as far as the handles, he’s more of a point guard than Durant will ever be because he can go one, two, three, but he’s such a mismatch for everybody because he can play the point. He can facilitate.”
Gray said Minott actually did play the point at a recent AAU event in Atlanta.
“They still had a big on him while we were running the spread offense, you can’t guard him with a big,” Gray said. “You put a guard on him, he’s too small. We look for those kind of mismatches and we get them every game.
“He’s got all the skills and everything. The biggest thing he’s got, he’s got a work ethic that’s second to none. He’ll work seven days a week. When you get a kid that works as hard as he does and wants it as bad as he does, that’s half the battle right there.”
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.