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.
Syracuse could lose a trio of star players to the NBA Draft.Eric Devendorf and Paul Harris plan to enter their names into the draft and hire agents, preventing them from coming back to school. Jonny Flynn will submit his name for the draft but won’t retain an agent. If he pulls out by June 15, 10 days before the draft, he would be able to return to the Orange next season.
“Obviously it will be a big loss for Syracuse,” said draft expert Chris Monter, editor of the Monter Draft News. “They had a big year this year. They had a classic game against Connecticut in the six-overtime game in the Big East Tournament and they made it to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament. People looked at who they had coming in and who they had returning, a lot of people thought they could be an Elite Eight team or even better next year.”
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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.