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.
Derrick Williams, a 6-foot-7, 235-pound mountain masquerading as a man, hasn’t played a single high school basketball game all season.When he suits up for St. Anthony of Jersey City for the first time on Monday, he will appear before a nationally televised audience on ESPNU.
Not a bad way to start the season.
“We’re really excited,” Williams said in a recent phone interview. “For me, it’s like even if I think about the game I get nervous. That first tipoff, I’ll be ready.”
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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.