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.
Freshman guard Dion Waiters may not return to Syracuse next season, according to a report by Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com.
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim told Rothstein Saturday that Waiters’ return was “up in the air.”
“Sometimes change is good for everyone,” the coach added.
Waiters, who finished up at Burlington (N.J.) Life Center, averaged 6.6 points last season.
Incoming freshman guard Michael Carter-Williams, recruited by Mike Hopkins, could fill the void if Waiters doesn’t return.
“He’s a 6-5 point guard that does a little bit of everything,” Boeheim told Rothstein. “He’s really, really good.”
Marshall assistant Bill Barton will fill Pat Skerry’s slot on the Pittsburgh staff, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Barton is the former head coach at Notre Dame Prep, which produced incoming Pitt big man Khem Birch and features 2012 standouts Myles Davis and Ricky Ledo….Manhattan coach Steve Masiello is likely to name Manhattan assistant Scott Padgett and Matt Grady of The Hoop Group to his staff, sources said. Kimani Young of New Heights and Rice High, is also in the mix…Iona landed a commitment from 6-7 forward James Anacreon of Mattoon (Ill.) Lake Land College. One source close to the program described the Queens native as an “athletic freak.” Here’s the Post story on it…Former Iona commit Isaiah Williams of The Robinson School has committed to Marshall, but may prop a year. 6-8 Ja’Karri McCalop of The Robinson School has committed to Morgan State.
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.