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.
Class of 2023 shooting guard Parker Friedrichsen breaks down final 5 schools
By ADAM ZAGORIAParker Friedrichsen, the 6-foot-4, 4-star shooting guard from Bixby, Oklahoma, is down to a final five of Nebraska, Davidson, Rice, Northwestern and Notre Dame.
He has no commitment date yet but has visits set for all five. He visits Notre Dame (Aug. 26), Davidson (Aug. 30), Rice (Sept. 2), Nebraska (Sept. 9) and Northwestern (Sept. 16).
He broke down all five for ZAGSBLOG:
Nebraska: “They know I have family in the state so its more of a ‘come home’ message. Coach [Fred Hoiberg] runs a pro style offense and thinks I would do well in that.
Davidson: “Their pitch to me is a chance to have that opportunity early and follow in Steph [Curry]’s footsteps.
Northwestern: “The whole staff played the guard spot so they say they can help me in the PG spot while also getting good minutes as a freshman.”
Rice: “[Coach Scott] Pera wants me to be the guy that leads them to the tourney. He believes in me to come in early and do big things.”
Notre Dame: “They have four guys leaving when I come in so they said minutes are looking at me if I earn it and a chance to play a very good schedule in a great league.”
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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.