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.
UMass transfer Tre Mitchell, arguably the top available transfer on the market, became the latest high-profile transfer to commit to Texas on Tuesday.
He previously visited Florida State last week. He originally listed a top six of Texas, LSU, Georgia, Florida State, Illinois and Bryant.
“They have a strong head coach [Chris Beard] who isn’t afraid to coach me and can push me to the next level,” Mitchell said. “They have an unreal team environment! and a great culture with players who get into the gym and are dedicated to their craft.”
The 6-foot-9 Pittsburgh native joins Kentucky transfer Devin Askew and Utah transfer Timmy Allen as new acquisitions for Beard in his first season since coming over from Texas Tech.
averaged 18.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists as a sophomore at UMass.
“I’m a super versatile forward/center who can shoot and pass like a guard and I’m unstoppable in the post,” he said. “I’m a true team player!”
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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.