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.
Corey ChestJr., the 6-foot-8, 215-pound forward from Link Academy (MO), has committed to LSU.
Ranked the No. 12 power forward in the Class of 2023 by 247Sports.com, the Louisiana native also considered Kansas, Houston, and Texas.
“I choose LSU because of my relationship with coach Matt [McMahon] and his entire coaching staff,” he told ZAGSBLOG. “I’m big on family, it’s home. Coach Matt broke everything down to me when I went on my visit and put me in position to play my game and be the best I can be.
“I can also push the ball and create for others.”
Chest is LSU’s first 2023 commit.
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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.