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.
Malik Stith, a 5-foot-11 PG from East Mecklenberg High School in Charlotte, N.C. and a native of Long Island, committed toSt. John’s on Friday.
“The chance to go back home feels good,” Stith told Justin Young of Rivals at the Tournament of Champions. “It’s a good fit for me. The chance to play at Madison Square Garden and doing it in front of my friends and family for four years just felt right to me.”
Stith plans to spend next year at Bridgton Academy in Maine. Bridgton is fast becoming a pipeline for St. John’s. The Red Storm got Qa’rraan Calhoun, Justin Burrell and Paris Horne from that program as well. Calhoun transferred prior to last season to Barton County Community College in Kansas and will enroll at Houston next season.
Rutgers has already gotten two commitments from the Class of 2009 in Dane Miller and Austin Johnson, leaving Seton Hall as the lone local school without a commitment from the junior class.
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.