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.
Four-star wing Isaiah Johnson-Arigu pledges to Miami
By ADAM ZAGORIAIsaiah Johnson-Arigu, the four-star small forward from Minneapolis (MN) Totino-Grace, has committed to Miami.
He chose the Hurricanes over Iowa, Northwestern, Texas Tech, and Virginia Tech.
“What made me pick Miami was the combination of my opportunity on and off the basketball court,” he told ZAGSBLOG. “Very good academic school and the school provides everything I need to get to the next level. I would be surrounded by people who share the same goal as me and a coaching staff who understands their players.
He added: “The skillset I would bring would be doing a little bit of everything. Trying to guard the other team’s best guy, getting defensive stops as well as filling any role I need to offensively. Just being that versatile forward.”
Miami is also the favorite to land Archbishop Wood (PA) guard Jalil Bethea, who is slated to announce Wednesday.
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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.