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Class of 2023 4-star forward Scotty Middleton breaks down his Top 5
By ADAM ZAGORIAScotty Middleton, the 6-foot-7, 175-pound forward from Sunrise Christian (KS) and Brad Beal Elite, has a diverse skillset, scoring and facilitating on offense, while impacting the game on defense as well.
Ranked the No. 8 small forward in 2023 per 247Sports.com, he recently cut his list to a top five of Ohio State, Kansas, UConn, Seton Hall and Texas A&M. He has no visits currently set.
He broke down each school for ZAGSBLOG:
Ohio State — “My visit was really good. Igot to see what Ohio State is really about and what it is to be a Buckeye. I like how the coaches and fans love their players and how some NBA guys come back and work with the players.”
Kansas —“I just love how Bill Self develops his players and always makes them play hard. Also Kansas has a winning culture coming off a national championship.”
UConn — “They have a culture and Dan Hurley always makes his guys go hard. Also, me and Coach Kimani [Young] have a really good relationship.”
Texas A&M – “I have a great relationship with [assistant] Lyle Wolf. Also, him and Buzz Williams do a great job of taking guys who look like me and taking them to the next level.”
Seton Hall — “Everybody saw what Coach [Shaheen] Holloway did with Saint Peter’s last season, making his guys just play with that grit and toughness. Just his really good coaching and the way he develops his players on and off the court.”
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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.