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.
Lance Stephenson, Durand Scott and Dexter Strickland will headline the Nike Super 6 Showdown on Friday night at Fordham University.
The 6-foot-5, 200-pound Stephenson led Lincoln to the Brooklyn AA league title Thursday when he scored 29 points in a 64-54 win over Boys & Girls. Stephenson also made news last week when he took an official visit to Maryland and then told me that his new list included St. John’s, Kansas, Maryland and USC. Memphis is out. Don’t be surprised if he leads Lincoln to the PSAL title on March 21 at Madison Square Garden and then announces amidst all the confetti and celebration that he’ll suit up next year for the Johnnies.
Lincoln has already lost to St. Benedict’s and Paterson Catholic this year, so it needs to beat Strickland and St. Patrick to avoid a sweep at the hands of Jersey teams. On top of the North Carolina-bound Strickland, St. Patrick also features junior guard Kyrie Irving, whom St. Patrick coach Kevin Boyle said has the potential to be the best guard ever to come out of New Jersey.
The tripleheader of games will likely feature several players headed to the McDonald’s All-American Game April 1 in MIami. Although the official rosters won’t be released until Feb. 18, we expect Stephenson and Strickland to be named to the game.
Here is the schedule:
5 p.m. – Paterson Catholic vs. Rice
7 – Lincoln vs. St. Patrick
9 – Hopkins (Minn) vs. Thomas Jefferson
Tickets are $10 and $15 and are available at www.ticketweb.com
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.