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.
Two big events will be going on at Seton Hall this weekend, including workouts for the adidas Nations US National team featuring St. Patrick junior guard Dexter Strickland and St. Anthony junior wing Dominic Cheek.
Cheek and the North Carolina-bound Strickland are on the 2009 US National Team roster that also includes Lance Stephenson of Brooklyn Lincoln. Stephenson won’t be on hand because he’ll be in Glens Fall, N.Y. for the New York State Federation Tournament of Champions. Lincoln could face Virginia-bound Sylven Landesberg and Holy Cross on Sunday.
We’re told there will be two practices on Saturday open to the public and the media in Walsh Gym, 9-11 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.
Texas commit Tristan Thompson of St. Benedict’s is on the 2010 US National Team roster, but won’t be there because he’s training with the Canadian Junior National Team.
The 6-5 Cheek is considering Seton Hall, along with numerous other schools.
“I would say UConn, Texas, Florida, Villanova, Wake Forest are all schools that have been in (for Cheek),” St. Anthony coach Bob Hurley said. “They’re the ones that we’ve seen the most. Certainly Seton Hall has been there.”
Also going on at Seton Hall is the Spring Fling sponsored by the Playaz Basketball Club. Among those on hand for that event is 6-8 big man Ashton Pankey of New Heights, who is in the process of transferring to St. Anthony.
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.