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 ZAGORIATre Donaldson, the 6-foot-2 Class of 2022 point guard from Florida State University School and the Nightrydas Elite EYBL program, committed to Auburn for basketball on Thursday.
A two-sport star who also is a safety in football, Donaldson also considered Florida State.
“I will be taking my talents to Auburn University,” he told ZAGSBLOG ahead of his public announcement, adding that he chose the Tigers because of “the relationship I have with the staff and their ability to believe in me when no one did.”
Donaldson is Auburn’s first 2022 commit. He said he’s also recruiting Jarace Walker, the 6-foot-8, 220-pound power forward from IMG (FL) Academy, and Zion Cruz, the 6-5 5-star shooting guard from The Patrick School (N.J.).
“He’s a great kid born leader and having him is like having a coach on the floor,” said Kenoe Jordan of Nightrydas Elite. “He will be a name that people talk about at the next level. It was a blessing to have a kid like Tre in our program . He is the ultimate competitor.”
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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.