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.
One of the best prep tournaments of the year is the Hoophall Classic that takes place each year over MLK weekend at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. Here is the sked for the 2009 event, which runs Jan. 16-19.
We’re told the Jan. 19 tilt between Lance Stephenson and Brooklyn Lincoln and DeMarcus Cousins (left) and LeFlore (Ala.) will be shown on the ESPN family of networks. That same day, Dominic Cheek and St. Anthony meet Xavier Henry and Putnam City (Okl.) in a game that we’re sure will draw a big crowd. Kansas is recruiting both young men.
Holyoke vs. New Leadership Charter, 4
New Leadership Charter vs. Millbury, 5:30
Northampton vs. Mater Dei, 7
Springfield Central vs. Minnechaug, 8:30
Cathedral (Mass.) vs. Lexington (Mass.), 10:30
Sabis Charter (Mass.) vs. Watertown (Mass.), noon
Mount Vernon (NY) vs. Monteverde, 1:30
Central Catholic (Mass.) vs. American Heritage (Fla.), 3
Oak Hill Academy (Va.) vs. South Atlanta, 4:30
Springfield Central (Mass.) vs. Hillhouse (Conn.), 6
Hotchkiss (Mass.) vs. Tilton, 10:30
Winchendon (Mass.) vs. The Patterson (NC) School, 12
Gonzaga College (D.C.) vs. St. Mark’s (Mass.), 2
DeMatha (Md.) vs. Neumann-Goretti (Pa.), 4
Brewster (NH) vs. Hargrave (Va.), 6
St. Benedict’s Prep (NJ) vs. Worcester (Mass.) Academy, 8
St. Anthony (NJ) vs. Putnam City (Ok.), TBA
St. Benedict’s Prep (NJ) vs. Wheeler (Ok.), TBA
LeFlore (Al.) vs. Lincoln (NY), TBA
Whitney Young (Il.) vs. Mater Dei (Calif.), TBA
Science & Technology (Mass.) vs. Putnam (Mass.), TBA
High School of Commerce vs. Springfield (Mass.) Central, 8 p.m.
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.