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.
Tyus Battle enjoyed his visit to Duke for their Midnight Madness, and has no other visits currently planned.
“It was a great visit,” Gary Battle, the player’s father, told SNY.tv. “Tyus enjoyed the campus life and the culture. It’s similar to Gill [St. Bernard’s] in a lot of ways. He really liked that aspect of it. He spent some time with the kids on the team and got a feel for what kind of kids they were. He felt really comfortable with those guys. Tyus Jones, we saw his room and where he lived. He felt he fit right in.”
Battle also met with Coach K and talked basketball.
“Coach K said they like him a lot,” Gary said. “We saw the Blue and White game which was pretty cool. It was very competitive. They played basketball to try to win the game, 24 minutes of hard play, which was really great to see the style of play. It was a great visit.”
The 6-foot-6 Battle is being recruited by virtually every major program in the country, and plans to cut his list by December. Kentucky, Duke, Syracuse, Louisville, UConn, Michigan, Ohio State and Florida are among those in the mix.
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.