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.
It will be a busy summer for Tobias Harris of Half Hollows Hills West on Long Island.
The 6-foot-8 sophomore will be hitting a number of team camps, including many of the top college programs in the nation.
Beginning next weekend with a trip to Kansas, Harris will attend camps at or make unofficial visits to Kansas, Virginia, Indiana, Louisville, Marquette, Rutgers, Maryland, Florida, UConn, Arizona, Memphis and Syracuse.
Harris holds offers from Rutgers, UConn, Maryland, Arizona and Indiana, according to Torrel Harris, Tobias’s father and coach of his Unique All-Stars AAU club.
“He is just playing and keeping an open mind, but he really likes (Rutgers assistant) Craig Carter and Coach (Fred) Hill of Rutgers,” Torrel said. “He believes they are very sincere and caring coaches beyond basketball.”
Harris dropped in 52 points in a game this February and has more than 1,000 career points already.
“He’s a shooting guard, which is amazing because he’s 6-7,” said Half Hollows coach Bill MItaritonna. “This is his third year playing for me because he played varsity as an 8th-grader. We brought him up midway through the season. He was the sixth man, he had a lot of big shots.”
Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, 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.