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 small forward Jamie Kaiser set to announce Sunday
Jamie Kaiser, the 6-foot-6 small forward from IMG Academy (FL), will announce his college choice on Sunday at 2 p.m., he told ZAGSBLOG.
Ranked the No. 14 small forward in the Class of 2023 by 247Sports.com, he is down to Maryland, Indiana and Virginia.
He broke down his finalists for ZAGSBLOG:
Indiana: “Coach [Mike] Woodson is obviously a legend in the game. His knowledge of the game is at a different level even for people who have been around the game for a long time. The visit I took there was awesome. I was able to get a better grasp on what playing basketball at Indiana is and it’s insane! Coach thinks that I can be part of something that will grow to what IU was like in its prime. Coach (Brian) Walsh and (Kenya) Hunter have been recruiting me very hard too.”
Virginia: “Coach [Tony] Bennett has produced pros, especially at the big guard position and that’s something he really preached to me and my family. I really like his staff and what they’re all about. When I took the visit with my mom she really enjoyed it and I was able to talk to the players, too. Coach really likes the way I defend and shoot and thinks I could fit right in.”
Maryland: “The staff if new but they have recruited me extremely hard and I’ve felt the love from them for a while. Coach [Kevin] Willard said that I will be in a large role from day one and thinks that I can handle it. I’ve gone to Maryland games since 1st grade so I know what Maryland looks like at its highest.”
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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.