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.
N’Diaye Excited as Rutgers Career Winds Down; Georgetown’s Freeman Has Diabetes
Hamady N’Diaye can hardly believe his college career at Rutgers is winding down.
But Thursday on senior night, the 6-foot-11, 235-pound Senegal native will play his final home game when the Scarlet Knights face Seton Hall at the Rutgers Athletic Center.
“I really didn’t even realize it until last week when I really looked at the schedule and said, hold up, we’re playing Seton Hall on my senior day,” N’Diaye told reporters this week. “It’s nice. I love playing against them. No matter what happens, it’s always a very good game, intense, and we give it our best, and that’s what’s going to happen Thursday.”
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**Some tough news out of Georgetown, where star guard Austin Freeman is suffering from diabetes. It remains unclear if Freeman will miss the Big East tournament beginning next week.
“It’s just something I’m going to have to deal with,” Freeman told the Washington Post. “It’s going to be a certain change in my diet and my life. But I know I can deal with it. I’ll be fine.”
**And here’s a good read on Pitt’s Jermaine Dixon by Dana O’Neil of ESPN.com.
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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.