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.
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A year ago, Gus Gilchrist and Stanley Robinson both joined their Big East teams in December and proceeded to make a major impact.
Gilchrist averaged 10.2 points and 4.4 rebounds at South Florida and Robinson put up 8.5 points and 5.9 rebounds, turning it on when the Huskies made their run to the Final Four.
This season, more than a half-dozen Big East players become eligible in December, including four who will take the court this weekend for the first time. Cincinnati big man Ibrahima Thomas and DePaul junior guard Jimmy Drew became eligible this past week after transferring.
Here is a look at what’s to be expected from the players debuting in the coming days.
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.