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.
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PATERSON, N.J. – When he was a freshman at Paterson (N.J.) Catholic, Jayon James received a scholarship offer from Seton Hall, and it seemed like the sky was the limit.
At 6 feet 5, James is taller than most opposing point guards, can see over the defense and has the court vision and passing ability to set up his teammates for easy buckets.
But something happened on the way to being a lock for a Division I scholarship.
James, now a junior, fell out of shape and watched his stock drop like the Dow Jones.
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Speaking of Paterson Catholic and St. Anthony, Friars coach Bob Hurley has been elected to the National High School Hall of Fame and is a nominee for the Naismith Hall of Fame. The class will be announced April 6.
PC and St. Anthony could meet Monday in the North Non-Public B semifinals.
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.