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.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. — With injured center Greg Echenique watching the game on the computer from his girlfriend’s apartment on Tuesday night, Rutgers gutted out a tough 80-70 overtime win against Rider at the Rutgers Athletic Center.
Echenique has been told by his surgeon not to touch a basketball for at least eight weeks after undergoing successful surgery Wednesday for a retinal detachment. Rutgers expects to go without him at least until mid-February.
“The surgery was very successful. We’ve been monitoring it with the doctors and right now there’s no timeline,” Rutgers coach Fred Hill said. “He’ll continue to get monitored and when he’s 100 percent fully healed and cleared to play, that’s when we’ll start to talk about getting him back, so we’re just very pleased that the surgery was very, very successful.”
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.