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.
Several local players are headed to Syracuse this weekend for Jim Boeheim’s Elite Camp.
Tobias Harris, a 6-foot-8 combo forward from Long Island, will hit Syracuse after visiting Maryland, Georgetown and Virginia this week. After Syracuse, he goes to the Kentucky-Louisville football game on Sunday.
Torrel Harris, Tobias’ father, also said the family will announce by Tuesday whether Tobias will transfer to Long Island Lutheran from Half Hollow Hills West.
Paterson Catholic’s Myles Mack, a sophomore point guard, and Shaq Thomas, a junior wing who holds an offer from Syracuse, will also attend the Syracuse camp. Mack is one of the top point guards in a class that also includes Plainfield’s Tyrone Johnson and St. Patrick of Elizabeth’s Shaquille Stokes.
In other Big East visits of interest, Rivals reports that New Yorkers Durand Scott and Doron Lamb will visit Louisville. Alex Oriakhi and Jamal Coombs will take their officials to UConn. Pitt will host Tom Droney, a guard from the Class of 2010, and Houston forward JJ Richardson from the Class of 2009. 2010 target Nate Lubick visits Georgetown.
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.