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.
Tyreke Evans isn’t making long-term plans at the University of Memphis.
“I’m going to wait and see how it goes, but if the one year is there for me,” the blue-chip basketball prospect said, “I’m gonna go.”
And by that he meant he was going to the NBA.
Like O.J. Mayo, the 6-foot-5 Evans out of American Christian (Aston, Pa.) is a talented guard who will likely spend one year on campus before heading for the riches of the NBA. And like Mayo, Evans must wait a year — a year he will spend in college — before going pro because of the NBA age limit.
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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.