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.
One of Paul Hewitt’s first priorities after taking the George Mason job was to come to the New York area and meet with commits Vaughn Gray of St. Benedict’s and Corey Edwards of Christ the King.
The former Georgia Tech coach met Wednesday with both players and both will remain committed to George Mason.
“The meeting went well,” June Gray, Vaughn’s mother said by text. “Vaughn’s excited to be under Coach Hewitt.”
After initially saying he might consider going to Miami with new coach Jim Larranaga, Edwards told ZAGSBLOG on Monday he would remain committed to George Mason.
He reaffirmed those thoughts after Wednesday’s meeting.
“Once I found out they hired him, it was real positive, knowing he was an ACC coach, he put guys in the [NBA]. He knows how to win, basically,” Edwards told the New York Post. “He’s a great coach. He’s recruited the best, he’s coached the best.”
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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.