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.
Five-star jumbo wing Caleb Wilson ‘really enjoys’ Alabama visit
By ADAM ZAGORIACaleb Wilson, the five-star Class of 2025 jumbo wing from Holy Innocents Episcopal School in Atlanta, took an unofficial visit to Alabama this weekend for the football game with Texas, which the No. 11 Longhorns won, 34-24, over the No. 3 Crimson Tide.
Wilson was on an unofficial along with Class of 2025 small forward Caleb Holt, while Class of 2024 five-star prospects Tyler Betsey and Kon Knueppel were on officials.
“The Alabama visit was great,” Wilson said. “I enjoyed the atmosphere, the culture around sports and the game atmosphere was great.
“Their message was that they develop(ed) forwards like me to lottery picks, which is something I strive too be,” he added. “The also emphasized their willingness too let their forwards push the ball.”
“Caleb really enjoyed himself as the Alabama Basketball program really made him feel at home,” his father Jerry told ZAGSBLOG. “They have a great coaching staff that really seems to be detailed about their process. Head coach Nate Oates is a good guy to be around, very authentic.
“Then the game happened. What a scene it was, I was in awe.”
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.