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.
Maryland has jumped on the Isaiah Epps bandwagon.
“He was formally offered a schollie by Gary Williams,” Plainfield coach Pete Vasil said Monday. “Both assistants are supposed to come tomorrow morning for a visit. This is the guard they’ve targeted in the Class of 2010. They’re looking for him to play major minutes.
“It’s just another opportunity. It’s a great opportunity to follow through with. He’ll eventually go see the campus and once he sees the campus, he just has to follow through on his grades and do what he has to do.”
The 6-foot-2 Epps averaged 16.5 points, 6.4 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 3.6 steals for a Tigers team that finished 18-7. He won the MVP at the Providence Jamfest this past weekend in his age bracket as the Paterson-based Playaz Basketball Club beat the New England Playaz by 40 points.
Rutgers and Seton Hall have already offered Epps, and Pittsburgh assistant Tom Herrion will come to watch Epps work out on Tuesday.
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.