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.
Former Cardinal McCarrick (N.J.) standout Mike Burwell is headed to South Kent (Conn.) for a prep year.
“Mike qualified for college but he’s looking to go to a higher level of schools,” McCarrick coach Joe Lewis said. “Most of the schools that offered him are high mid-majors and I think after a year of lifting and playing all year, he will get to a major conference.”
Michigan and Indiana are recruiting him the hardest, as well as South Florida, UMass and UCLA, Lewis said.
The 6-5 1/2 Burwell averaged 27.1 points and 11.7 rebounds for a team that won the Greater Middlesex Conference tournament and reached the semis of the South Non-Public B tournament. He led the county in 3-pointers (67) and free throws (190).
Burwell, who turns 18 in August, was named to The Associated Press All-State first team and was the Home New Tribune Player of the Year.
Burwell will join former St. Raymond’s standout Kevin Parrom, a junior who is also headed to play for first-year coach Kelvin Jefferson.
(Photo courtesy Home News Tribune)
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.