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.
The voting could not have been closer in the latest installment of the National Prep Poll as the #1 team in the country was decided by one vote and three different teams came up exactly even in the voting for the fourth spot.
#1 Patterson School – Lenoir, North Carolina,
Overall Record 27-2, 48 Points, 3 First Place Votes
#2 Hargrave Military Academy – Chatham, Virginia
Overall Record 19-1, 47 Points, 2 First Place Votes
#3 Notre Dame Prep – Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Overall Record 22-4, 40 Points
#4 (Tied) Brewster Academy – Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
Overall Record 17-7, 29 points
#4 (Tied) Bridgton Academy – North Bridgton, Maine
Overall Record 16-5, 29 points
#4 (Tied) South Kent School – South Kent, Connecticut
Overall Record 17-5, 29 points
#7 Winchendon School – Winchendon, Massachusetts
Overall Record 16-7, 21 points
#8 Tilton School – Tilton, New Hampshire
Overall Record 16-2, 12 points
#9 Charis Prep – Wilson, North Carolina
Overall Record 31-3, 10 points
#10 Northfield Mount Hermon – Northfield, Massachusetts
Overall Record 16-6, 3 points
Others Receiving Votes: Blair Academy (2); New Hampton School (2); St. Thomas More School (2); Fork Union Military Academy (1)
* The top 8 teams in the final poll of the year will advance to the National Prep Championship to be held on Monday, March 9th and Tuesday, March 10th at Endicott College in Beverly, MA
** Listed records are as of the time voting began in the middle of last week. Wednesday and weekend games were not considered in this poll.
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.