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 JACK LeGWINMarkus Howard, one of the top players in the Class of 2017, has committed to Arizona State.
“Blessed beyond belief to be a Sun Devil thank you to everyone who’s supported me in this process,” Howard tweeted.
Howard is ranked No. 52 in the new Class of 2017 rankings by 247 sports.
Electric off of the bounce, Howard dominated competition in his freshman year, averaging 23 points per game for Perry (Az.). He was a Max-Preps Second-Team All- Freshman selection nationally.
“Right now, I’m doing everything that I can to get ready for the next level,” Howard told SNY.tv in an interview back in May. “Even when I was younger, I’d always play an age group or two up, so I could get that experience.”
Follow Jack on Twitter
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.