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.
Former Rutgers Signee Taylor to Midland Junior College
Onetime Rutgers signee Mike Taylor has decided after several false starts to attend Midland (Texas) College.
The former Brooklyn Boys & Girls star had initially said he would attend Humble (Texas) Christian Life Center and play for new coach Rafer “Skip to My Lou” Alston. He then considered NIA Prep.
“A lot of people told me that this league was the best JUCO league in the country and a lot of people get schools from here,” he said by text. “If I want to be the best, I have to play against them.”
“We are excited to add a player of Mike’s caliber to an already great recruiting class,” said Midland coach Chris Craig, who also coached Iona star Mike Glover at the College of Eastern Utah. “Mike’s scoring ability, toughness and winning mentality will be counted on from day one.
“We will prepare him both on and off the floor to succeed at the highest of levels.”
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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.