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.
Justin Sofman wishes Rutgers the best, but he’s moving full steam ahead on his own.
The 6-foot-4 Sofman announced two weeks ago that he was leaving Rutgers after his freshman season on the basketball team, a season in which he endured a fractured jaw that forced him to miss seven games and then saw limited playing time the rest of the way.
“It was really frustrating but you just have to keep a good frame of mind,” the former Herald News All-Area selection from West Milford High School said Monday by phone, his first interview since the news broke. “It’s hard to, but you just try to play well and have fun.”
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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.