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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Corey Chandler will return to Rutgers for his junior season after a meeting this week with head coach Fred Hill.
“He is staying,” a source close to Chandler said. “He had a heart-to-heart it seems and patched things up [with Hill]. His ticket for the overseas trip [to Spain and the Canary Islands in May] is purchased and everything. He wanted to stay in the end.”
The 6-foot-2 Chandler had initially expressed frustration with his role and said he might transfer and many close to the program thought it was a done deal. Now it appears he’ll stay.
“I am proud to be at Rutgers,” Chandler said in a statement earlier this month. “Earlier this week, I vented my frustrations after a tough loss, in a private phone call. I apologize to Coach Hill, the coaching staff and my teammates for the distraction it created. I look forward to remaining a Scarlet Knight and doing whatever I can to help the team win.”
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.