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 4-star guard Elijah Gertrude to announce Wednesday
By ADAM ZAGORIAElijah Gertrude, the 6-foot-3 guard from Hudson (NJ) Catholic and the Albany City Rocks, will announce his college choice Wednesday at 4 p.m. with 247Sports.com.
Ranked the No. 16 shooting guard in 2023 by 247Sports, he has a final five of Virginia, Seton Hall, Rutgers, St. John’s and Kansas, and has only taken an official to Virginia. He took unofficials to Seton Hall and St. John’s in June.
He will not go on his scheduled official visits to Seton Hall, Kansas and Rutgers.
Speaking of Virginia in July, Gertrude told ZAGSBLOG:
“The Virginia visit was good, it was great actually,” he said. “Their message is Coach [Tony] Bennett feels I’m a great defensive player and I can take take that defensive effort to another level.
“That’s just one of the main things that he was talking about. He feels I’m very skilled offensively and we can work on some things. Coach Bennett feels he can develop me offensively and defensively he can make me much better.”
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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.