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 ZAGORIAAsa Newell, the No. 2-ranked power forward in the Class of 2024 from Montverde (FL) Academy, has trimmed his list to four schools.
Newell is down to Alabama, Texas, Gonzaga and home-state Georgia, he told Tipton Edits. He cut Indiana, Michigan, Baylor and Kansas, among others.
Newell discussed each school with ZAGSBLOG earlier this summer:
Gonzaga: “Gonzaga offered me about two weeks ago. I’m still getting a relationship with them and everything. I think I might try to get on campus with them for them to tell me their full plan as well.”
Texas: “They do a really good job running the floor and they use their lengthy athletes a lot. They had a great run last with Coach RT [Rodney Terry], he got the job done. So it’s all about the process, and I want to get on campus with them, too.”
Alabama: “Coach Ryan Pannone, he came up here and he sends me a lot of clips on pros he studies and he has a really good basketball mind. And coach Nate Oats, he’s telling me that they’re the No. 1-paced team in college basketball and they did an amazing job with Brandon Miller.”Georgia: “Obviously, it being my home town and everything, they want me to get there really bad. I feel like I have the deepest relationship with them, all the way from Erik Pastrana coaching at Oklahoma State to now Georgia, he was my first offer so I know him on a personal level. Georgia’s up there for sure.”
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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.