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.
Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin probably owes John Calipari a nice steak dinner or at least a round of drinks.If Calipari hadn’t left Memphis for Kentucky, Lance Stephenson would probably have landed at Kansas instead of Cincinnati.
But after Calipari took the Kentucky job, Xavier Henry, a 6-foot-6-inch wing out of Oklahoma who had initially signed with Memphis, opened up his recruitment and ultimately landed with the Jayhawks.
Kansas put Stephenson on hold, throwing his recruiting process into total disarray.
“The plan all along was for Lance to go to Kansas,” Cronin said. “They obviously did a great job recruiting him. There’s just no way I’d have thought we were going to get him at that point.
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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.