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 lastest National Prep Poll is out and Kevin Boyle’s St. Patrick Celtics (3-0) are No. 2 behind top-ranked Ohio State-bound Jared Sullinger and Columbus (Ohio) Northland (3-0).
Northland handed Findlay Prep, the reigning high school national champ, its lone loss of the season.
Oak Hill (16-0) and once-beaten Findlay (Nev. ) Prep (16-1) are 3-4, respectively.
Damon Wright’s Paterson Catholic club moved from No. 23 to No. 8 after winning the City of Palms Classic behind 17 points from Seton Hall-bound forward Fuquan Edwin.
Dan Hurley’s St. Benedict’s team (5-1), which came in 3rd at City of Palms, is No. 15, meaning three of the top 15 teams are from within a 15-mile radius in New Jersey.
Speaking of the Hurleys, check out Bob and Dan coaching their respective teams Jan. 24 in the Izod High School Showcase at Caldwell College.Noon: St. John Vianney vs. Immaculata 2 p.m.: Long Branch vs. St. Benedict’s 4 p.m.: Blair Academy vs. NIA Prep 6 p.m.: Christian Brothers Academy vs. St. Anthony **For the complete and updated ZAGSBLOG high school hoops calendar, click here.Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter
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.