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.
The man who could turn out to be the player of the year in the Big East Conference didn’t play a single basketball game last season.
“For me, sitting on the sidelines was very tough. It got to me at times,” said Wesley Johnson, a 6-foot-7, 205-pound junior forward at Syracuse who transferred from Iowa State and then had to sit out a season per NCAA regulations.
“Starting two years and then coming to sit out knowing that you won’t be able to play throughout the season, you just have to get your mind knowing that you have to go out there and just practice.”
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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.