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.
PHILLY — In this interview, Washington Wizards guard John Wall talks about why he decided to restart the Reebok Breakout Challenge and his own experiences coming up.
Wall was a virtual unknown in 2007 when he drove 18 hours to Chicago from Raleigh, N.C. to participate in a Reebok Breakout camp.
After being chosen for the Reebok All-American Camp here in Philly, his name — and game — exploded that summer.
After a year at Kentucky, he became the No. 1 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.
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.