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.
The biggest star at the St. John’s basketball Midnight Madness event Thursday wasn’t Anthony Mason Jr., Justin Burrell or even head coach Norm Roberts.No, the most honored guest at the 2008 Red Storm Tip-Off was a 6-foot-5, 200-pound senior guard from Lincoln High School on Coney Island who some think could transform the program simply by committing there.
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Other recruits to attend the event included Jarrid Famous, the 6-10 center from Westchester Community College who is making an official visit to Seton Hall this weekend; Ashton Pankey, Devon Collier and Derrick Williams from St. Anthony, JayVaughn Pinkston and Branden Frazier from Bishop Loughlin; Sterling Gibbs from Seton Hall Prep; Joel Wright, David Coley and Davontay Grace from Thomas Jefferson; Joey De La Rosa and Sidike Johnson from St. Raymond’s in the Bronx; Jermaine Sanders from Rice; and Corey Edwards from Christ the King;.
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.