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.
By ADAM ZAGORIA
Class of 2023 four-star combo guard Silas Demary Jr. has committed to USC.
Demary, the 6-foot-4, 180-pound guard from Combine Academy (NC) and the Team Curry AAU program, also considered St. John’s, VCU, Georgia and N.C. State, among others. He is ranked the No. 14 combo guard nationally by 247Sports.com
“USC just felt like home,” Demary told USCfootball.com. “That’s home away from home, but I just felt like it was a stick.”
“Going out there seeing the campus and the environment, it felt right. Then just the fact that knowing I can come in this upcoming year as a freshman being able to earn and fight for minutes and just be impactful really. And on top of that, they’ve put guys in the NBA.”
He is the first commit in 2023 for coach Andy Enfield and his staff.
When asked to describe his game by ZAGSBLOG, Demary compared himself to the likes of Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart. Demary said he gets things done on both sides of the ball.
“I feel like I bring every aspect of the game to a team,” Demary said. “I can do anything a team needs. Scoring, assists, defense, rebounding, just bring all the hustle things, all the little things for my team.”
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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.