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.
Kansas-bound twins Marcus and Markieff Morris of Pennsauken (N.J.) Apex Academy combined for 36 points to lift the Suburban team to a 129-127 victory over the City team Saturday night in the Jordan Brand Regional Game at Madison Square Garden.
Seven players reach double figures for the Suburbs, including a game-high 20 by Marcus Morris. Markieff added 16 and West Virginia-bound forward Kevin Jones of Mount Vernon tallied 15 points and 11 boards. Seton Hall-bound guard Jordan Theodore had a strong game with 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting to go with 8 rebounds and 4 assists.
Ryan Pearson of Christ the King led the City squad with 36 points and 16 rebounds while Florida commit Erving Walker tallied 20 and 11. Rutgers-bound small forward Pat Jackson played well, tallying 20 points and eight boards.
**Read the full story here. And check out a feature on Theodore and Seton Hall coach Bobby Gonzalez’s thoughts on him here.
**In the All-American Game, Arizona-bound PG Brandon Jennings had 10 points and 14 assists to earn MVP honors as the Blue team beat the White team, 124-114. Memphis-bound G Tyreke Evans tallied 23 points to win MVP honors for White.
**Read the story here about how Evans is recruiting uncommitted seniors Devin Ebanks & Wesley Witherspoon to Memphis. Also learn about about Friday’s Jordan Brand All-American scrimmage at LIU-Brooklyn, also won by Jennings and the Blue team.
(Photos courtesy Rivals and NYCHoops.net)
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.