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.
PHILADELPHIA — Tobias Harris received the basketball on the wing just outside the 3-point line. The 6-foot-8, 225-pound Harris then dribbled the ball through his legs, took his defender off the dribble and hesitated ever so slightly before driving to the basket for a layup off the glass.
Fouled on the move, he added a free throw to complete the three-point play.
The move unfolded at the Reebok All-American Camp at Philadelphia University, where Harris is among 150 of the top prep players in the nation competing for college scholarships that could forever change their lives.
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.