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.
Former Fordham point guard Jio Fontan, a Paterson, N.J. native, is officially enrolled at USC but can’t play until the first semester of the 2010-11 season.
ZAGSBLOGbroke the news of Fontan’s commitment to USC over Tennessee, Miami and others last month.
“We are really excited to have Jio here with us,” USC coach Kevin O’Neill said in a statement. “We think he will be a great asset for us on and off the court. I’m really looking forward to working with him everyday.”
Fontan, who led St. Anthony to an undefeated season in 2007-08 that is chronicled in the documentary “The Street Stops Here,” told me he knew ahead of time about the sanctions against the Trojans in the wake of the O.J. Mayo situation and says he’s not concerned.
“No, not at all,” he wrote in a text.
Fontan averaged 15.0 points and 4.2 assists in five games with Fordham this season. As a freshman in 2008-09, he was named the Atlantic-10 Rookie of the Year after averaging 15.3 points, 4.7 assists and 2.2 rebounds.
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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.