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.
When Gregory Echenique left Rutgers last January, there was no way of knowing it would signal the beginning of the end for former coach Fred Hill.
Within five months, fellow sophomores Mike Rosario (Florida) and Pat Jackson (Kent State) also transferred, and Hill himself was let go in April following a bizarre incident in which he cursed out a rival Big East baseball coach and then defied his boss’s orders to avoid future baseball games.
Ten months after his decision to transfer, the 6-foot-9, 263-pound Echenique is ready to suit up for Creighton when they host Idaho State Dec. 18. He is sitting out the first semester and will have two and half years of eligibility remaining.
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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.