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.
ESPN will show 15 high school boys basketball games this year on ESPNU, ESPN and ESPN2.
Lincoln star Lance Stephenson will appear three times and Putnam City (Ok.) standout Xavier Henry, who recently committed to Memphis, will appear twice.
Click here for the schedule. It will open with a doubleheader on Thursday, Dec. 11, with Bishop McGuinness (Okla.) vs. Henry and No. 25 Putnam City (Okla.) at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU, followed by Stephenson and No. 8 Lincoln (N.Y.) vs. No. 6 Duncanville (Texas) at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN.
The New Jersey trinity of St. Anthony, St. Benedict’s and St. Patrick will all appear at least once. St. Anthony features uncommitted wing Dominic Cheek, who is considering Kansas, Memphis, Rutgers, Pitt and Villanova. St. Benedict’s has Pitt-bound Lamar Patterson, Rice commit Tamir Jackson and Texas-bound junior Tristan Thompson. St. Patrick features North Carolina-bound guard Dexter Strickland, George Mason commit Paris Bennett and exciting junior guard Kyrie Irving.
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.