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.
Seton Hall’s Auda Excelling in World University Games
With the loss of Jeremy Hazell and Jeff Robinson from last year’s team, Seton Hall will need contributions from a number of people in coach Kevin Willard’s second season.
One of those people is 6-foot-9 sophomore forward Patrik Auda.
Auda’s experience this summer with the Czech Republic at the World University Games in China should provide a big boost.
Auda is averaging a team-best 15.3 points on his team while shooting 58.6 percent from the floor and is second with 7.6 rebounds a game.
He put up 16 points and seven rebounds in a 66-63 loss to Germany. On Tuesday, he posted a team-best 21 points and eight boards in an 87-71 loss to Romania.
The Czech team plays winless United Arab Emirates today and then unbeaten Brazil on Thursday.
**Seton Hall counting on Johnson
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.