Tyler Roberson, one of the top small forwards in the Class of 2013 out of Roselle (N.J.) Catholic, will be contributing periodically to ZAGSBLOG during his junior season. Here’s his second entry:
This is Tyler Roberson again updating you on my high school team’s season and my recruitment. Currently, our team is 9-6 and ranked No. 19 in N.J. We have played such a tough schedule (we played 6 games vs teams ranked in the state Top 10) and have dealt with lots of injuries so far this year. I’m really proud of how hard we have been playing. We most recently upset No. 9 St Pat’s by three points in the Coalition to House the Homeless Classic.
Unfortunately, I have been injured for the last few games. I played against No. 5 Hudson Catholic, a game we lost by two at the buzzer. Next up we beat a 9-1 Elizabeth team in my first home game. Unfortunately, about two minutes into our game against No. 2 Plainfield I hurt my hamstring. Our team played very hard and although we lost by 10 it was a 3-point game with a minute left and we had chances to win. Following that was our big win against St Pat’s. I’m still out injured but I’m rehabbing before school and after school and I’m hoping to be back for the weekend or Tuesday.
As for my recruitment, lots of schools have been at our games and practices recently including Kansas, Seton Hall, Syracuse, Villinova and Florida. Right now I don’t have a Top 5 yet, I’m just trying to concentrate on my schoolwork and on getting healthy and back on the court with my team. The State and County Tournaments are going to start soon and I’m excited to try to win a county and state championship.
Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
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.