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.
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DaShawn Gomez, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound point guard from Antelope (Calif.) Valley College, has pledged to Iona and will have two years of eligibility beginning in 2012.
“I just feel that it’s the perfect spot to play the perfect style that fits my game,” Gomez, 20, told SNY.tv by phone.
“I have a lot of family out there, too, on the East Coast. It’s the best thing for me.”
Gomez, originally from Englewood, Calif., also held an offer from Utah State. He spent a semester at New Mexico State, but got a medical release because of an eye injury and has been at Antelope for a year.
A first team All-Foothill Conference player last season, Gomez averaged 9.1 points and led the team in assists (127).
“I’m a great passer,” he said. “My goal is just to lead the nation in assists and just knock down open shots.”
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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.