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.
Brandon Sampson Has 5 Officials in Mind, Johnnies Up First
Brandon Sampson, a 6-foot-4, 175-pound shooting guard from Baton Rouge (LA) Madison, will take five official visits and will trip to St. John’s first, he told Andrew Slater of 247 Sports.
Sampson will visit St. John’s, Cal, LSU, UCLA and USC.
His high school coach, Jeff Jones, told SNY.tv that Sampson has not yet cut his list but that they will release a top five later this summer and “St. John’s is in there.”
SNY.tv reported in April that Sampson planned to visit St. John’s, among others.
The Johnnies are also in the final mix for Roselle (N.J.) Catholic guard Isaiah Briscoe.
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.