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.
As first reported here in June, Hashim “Big City” Bailey is transferring to UMass from Memphis.
“I’m going to be here,” Bailey, a 6-foot-10, 273-pound forward from Paterson, N.J., told The Republican (Mass.). “Playing behind Joey Dorsey at Memphis, I wasn’t going to get much playing time. I’ve had to wait my turn,” he said.
Derek Kellogg, a former Calipari assistant, is the new head coach at UMass, but he could not comment because the transfer is not finalized.
Bailey played in just nine games in two years at Memphis, averaging 1.1 points and 0.9 rebounds He has two blocked shots and one steal. He played his high school ball at Passaic County Tech in Wayne, N.J. and then prepped under Chris Chaney at The Patterson (N.C.) School.has transferred to UMass from Memphis.
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.