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.
NEW YORK — One day in April 2006, UConn coach Jim Calhoun gathered his staff around a conference table in the coaches’ locker room at Gampel Pavilion — a room known as “the bunker” — to finalize the incoming recruiting class.
UConn had lost five players the previous June to the NBA Draft, including Rudy Gay, Marcus Williams and Josh Boone, and the Huskies needed a large infusion of talent for the coming year. They had already received commitments from several players, including Stanley Robinson, Jerome Dyson, Doug Wiggins and New York’s Curtis Kelly.Read the full story here.
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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.