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.
Tropical Storm Gustav, currently brewing in the Caribbean near the island of Jamaica, canceled the St. John’s men’s basketball team’s Labor Day trip to Cancun, Mexico. With sustained winds near 70 mph, a tropical storm warning has been issued for the Caribbean, with the severe weather threatening to worsen and continue on a path toward Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, where Cancun is located.
The Red Storm will not reschedule the trip for this season, but will consider options for international travel before the 2009-10 season.
“We were looking forward to the trip to Cancun, but with the severe weather in the area we decided it best to keep our team and student-athletes out of potential harm’s way,” St. John’s head coach Norm Roberts said. “We are disappointed, but it is the right thing to do, and we were able to get a few great days of practice in and get the freshmen on the court for one day as well. We’re all really looking forward for the 2008-09 season, and will get a chance to travel internationally before next year begins.”
The Red Storm was granted 10 days of team practice in advance of its foreign travel, as per the NCAA, but will have to cancel the remaining sessions. Freshmen Quincy Roberts and TyShwan Edmondsonpracticed for the first time Wednesday.
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.