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.
Four-star wing Justyn Fernandez commits to George Mason
By ADAM ZAGORIAJustyn Fernandez, the four-star wing from IMG Academy (FL), committed to George Mason on Friday.
Ranked the No. 22 small forward in the 247Sports Composite, he chose George Mason over offers from N.C. State, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, Illinois, DePaul, Georgia, Texas A&M, Butler, Florida, Wake Forest, Ole Miss, Arizona State, and Georgetown.
“Justyn has a chance to be an impact player from Day 1 in the A10,” IMG post-graduate coach Chad Myers said. “He is an elite athlete who can guard multiple positions on the defensive end. He is explosive in transition and his shot-making and creating ability continues to progress at a high rate.”
He joins point guard and AAU teammate Devin Dinkins in George Mason’s 2022 class.
“He’s ery explosive and great in transition,” DC Premier director Damon Handon said. “His.jump shot has improved tremendously over the last year. He’ll make an immediate impact at Mason from Day 1. He was coveted by several Power 5 programs.”
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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.