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.
SOUTH KENT, Conn. — To get to this remote town from New York City, one has to drive upstate on Routes 684 and 22, through Putnam and Dutchess Counties, cross the Connecticut border and wind past places like the Harlem Valley-Wingdale train station, Big W’s Roadside BBQ and Ken’s Bait & Tackle Shop.
Once you cross a covered bridge and make your way up Bulls Bridge Road, a large white sign appears that reads “South Kent School — Founded 1923.”
There are no McDonald’s, Burger Kings or Papa John’s anywhere in sight. No concrete buildings or sidewalks . And the the bucolic prep school campus of 150 students doesn’t include girls, either.
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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.