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 ZAGORIARick Pitino’s offseason rebuild continues with force.
St. John’s on Wednesday landed a commitment from Tennessee transfer Chris Ledlum, one of the most sought-over players in the portal.
“No place like home,” he announced on social media.
The 6-foot-6 Brooklyn native originally committed to Tennessee over St. John’s and Indiana in May but reentered the portal last week after leaving Tennessee’s summer workout program.
Ledlum averaged 18.8 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.1 blocks, and 1.8 steals last season at Harvard while shooting 47.3-percent from the field and being named first-team All-Ivy League.
He visited St. John’s after entering the portal from Harvard.
At the time, a source close to Ledlum said Pitino’s message involved making the Red Storm “great again.”
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.