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.
Derrick Caracter was planning on continuing his basketball career at Long Beach State when his mother received a phone call last December that changed his life.
Randall Dickey, an assistant coach at the University of Texas at El Paso, called Winnie Terry and said he was interested in recruiting her 6-foot-9, 275-pound son after he had parted ways with Louisville coach Rick Pitino.
“My mom said it wasn’t going to hurt if you went to visit one more school even though you have your mind made up,” Caracter said Sunday in a telephone interview.
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.