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.
Last night I attended the Regional Team practice for the upcoming Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden. Checked in with a variety of local players, including Seton Hall-bound PG Jordan Theodore, Providence-bound PF Bilal Dixon and the Kansas-bound trio of Quintrell Thomas of St. Patrick of Elizabeth and Marcus and Markieff Morris of Apex Academy.
Stay tuned for some features on these guys in the coming days, but I thought the Seton Hall fans would be interested to hear that Theodore is working hard on recruiting other players to campus.
“I’m trying to get Jarrett Mann,” Theodore said. “I’m trying to get in touch with (Devin) Ebanks. I’m not sure if he’s still going to Indiana but we’ll see. I know Dev. We go way back but I haven’t spoken to him.”
The 6-6 Mann of Blair Academy may re-open now that Stanford coach Trent Johnson has left for LSU. The 6-9 Ebanks of St. Thomas More (Conn.) visited West Virginia last weekend and will visit Texas, Rutgers and Memphis in the weeks after Saturday’s Jordan Brand Classic.
Meanwhile, Seton Hall continues to work on big men Melvin Oliver and Maurice Sutton, as well as shooting guard Chris Turner. Stay tuned for more.
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.