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.
With Anthony Mason Jr. sidelined for the year with a foot injury, expect the 6-foot-7, 210-pound senior to seek a medical redshirt that would allow him to play in the 2009-10 season.
The issue is this. After getting NLIs from Omari Lawrence and Dwight Hardy, St. John’s has just one scholarship remaining for next season, a scholarship they were saving for another recruit….possibly Lance Stephenson.
The 6-5 Stephenson out of Brooklyn Lincoln — No. 3 in the USA Today Super 25 Preseason rankings — won’t commit until the spring and is considering St. John’s, Kansas, Memphis, USC and UCLA. Some say he may end up in Europe as well.
If the Johnnies are to find room for Lance — even if it is for just one year before he goes pro — they would need to open up room on the roster via a transfer or another departure.
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.