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.
The Tobias Harris World Tour continued through June and concluded Sunday with a stop at Rutgers.
Harris, a 6-7 rising junior guard/forward from Dix Hills (NY) Half Hollows West, visited Marquette, Texas, USC, UCLA and Rutgers for team camps over the final week of June.
“Tobias said the Rutgers Camp was awesome,” said Torrel Harris, his father. “The coaches worked him and the other elite players very hard. He learned a lot and really enjoyed himself.”
Harris, ranked highly by Rivals in the Class of 2010, holds offers from Louisville, Texas, Rutgers, UConn, Indiana, Maryland, Arizona, Marquette, Baylor, St. John’s, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Miami, Virginia, Delaware and Hofstra. He is a high priority for Rutgers, but he’s no secret on the national scene.
“(Texas) Coach (Rick) Barnes told Tobias he loves the way he plays with his natural instinct for the game and that if he continues to work hard he could be real special player,” Torrel said.
The sad news for Harris was that he recently learned his childhood friend, Morgan Child, passed away at 16 of a rare blood disease.
“The funeral was on Saturday in Palos Verdes, Cal.,” Torrel said. “After the funeral Tobias took an unofficial visit to USC and then watched his friend Renado Sidney play a summer high school game.”
Both Sidney and Harris will be at the Reebok All-American Camp next week in Philadelphia, along with several area stars, including Paterson Catholic standouts Fuquan Edwin and Shaq Thomas.
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.