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.
North Dakota State transfer Grant Nelson closing in on decision
By ADAM ZAGORIA
North Dakota State transfer Grant Nelson, arguably the top remaining transfer in the portal, is expected to make a decision in the next couple of days after visiting SEC schools Alabama (Tuesday) and Arkansas (Thursday), sources said.
The 6-foot-11 native of Devils Lake, N.D. averaged 17.9 points on 52% shooting last season and 9.3 rebounds.
He attended the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago last month and then opted to withdraw from the draft and transfer.
“My plan — I want to stay in the draft,” Nelson told Mike McFeely at the NBA Combine. “That’s my main goal — get drafted this year. But I entered the transfer portal and kept my eligibility just as like, if anything does happen, I do have that to fall back on. But my main goal is to get drafted this year.”
Alabama also remains in the mix for Creighton transfer Arthur Kaluma, who is also considering Kansas State and Kentucky.
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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.