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.
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Big East Players to Attend Portsmouth Invitational
HOUSTON — More than a dozen Big East players and three players competing in the Final Four are scheduled to attend the Portsmouth Invitational April 6-9 in Portsmouth, Va.
Among players in the NBA who competed at Portsmouth are Knicks guard Landry Fields, Wes Matthews of the Portland Trail Blazers, Carl Landry of the New Orleans Hornets and Jason Maxiell of the Detroit Pistons.
The Big East players on the eight eight-man rosters include:
Gilbert Brown, Pittsburgh
Corey Stokes, Villanova
Dwight Hardy, St. John’s
Jimmy Butler, Marquette
Rick Jackson, Syracuse
Gary McGhee, Pitt
Chris Wright, Georgetown
Austin Freeman, Georgetown
Jeremy Hazell, Seton Hall
Casey Mitchell, West Virginia
Corey Fisher, Villanova
Brad Wanamaker, Pitt
Marshon Brooks, Providence
Among the players in the Final Four slated to attend are:
Jamie Skeen, VCU
Matt Howard, Butler
Josh Harrellson, Kentucky
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.