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.
Plainfield head coach Pete Vasil checks in with the news that Pittsburgh assistant coach Tommy Herrion offered sophomore guard Isaiah Epps a scholarship.
“Tommy Herrion told me that after he saw him work out,” Vasil said Saturday by phone. “They’re offering him a scholarship.”
The 6-2 Epps already holds offers from Maryland, Rutgers and Seton Hall, with Maryland head coach Gary Williams telling Vasil he’s targeting Epps as his guard of the future out of the Class of 2010.
Epps averaged 16.5 points, 6.4 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 3.6 steals for a Tigers team that finished 18-7.
Epps rolled his ankle at a tournament in Virginia over the weekend, but Vasil said he should be OK after talking with Playaz head coach Jim Salmon.
In other news, Plainfield has been invited to Lexington, Ky. next year to play Lexington Catholic on Jan. 10. The Tigers will also play Jersey rival Piscataway Jan. 23 in the PrimeTime Shootout at Rutgers, giving RU fans a look at the terrific backcourt of Epps and current freshman Tyrone Johnson.
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.