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.
As Mike Rosario and his Rutgers teammates flew off to Spain last month, Rosario’s mind flashed to the guys on the street back in his hometown of Jersey City.They never would have believed it.
Those guys never would have imagined that one of their own would be taking off for a worldwide basketball tour that would take him to Spain, the Canary Islands, Puerto Rico, France and New Zealand over the span of two months.
“I thought about the guys from the neighborhood who thought that I was too little and I would never make it to where I’m at now,” Rosario, a 6-foot-3 freshman shooting guard, said by phone from Puerto Rico. “And that’s what gave me motivation. That’s what makes me work harder. That’s why I work so hard at everything I do.”
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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.