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 2024 prospects Isaiah Abraham, Pat Ngongba visit UConn
By ADAM ZAGORIA
UConn last week hosted a pair of Class of 2024 prospects in Isaiah Abraham and Pat Ngongba of Paul VI (VA) and Team Takeover.
“It was awesome,” the 6-foot-7 Abraham told ZAGSBLOG. “I got to really learn in depth about how their program works and thrives. I loved the relationship between the coaches and the players.”
Abraham is a 6-foot-7 four-star small forward who has visited Marquette officially and Virginia unofficially.
“Isaiah has established himself as an elite defender with ability to guard multiple positions and switch out on any perimeter player,” PVI coach Glenn Farello said. “His athleticism allows him to impact the game with rebounding and scoring at and above the rim. He is a solid 3-point shooter with a nice mid-range game”
The 6-10 Ngongba is rated as a four-star center by 247Sports.com and recently picked up an offer from Duke.
“Pat brings a lot of versatility, has ability to be tough around the basket, rebound and rim protect, and has passing and decision-making skills that allow him to be very effective on the perimeter,” Farellosaid. “He can shoot it from all ranges. High efficiency player. Great in pick-and-roll. And is adept at all ball screen coverages.”
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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.