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.
Scott Machado of Iona was named winner Thursday of the 79th Haggerty Award as the 2011-12 All-Met Division I men’s college basketball player of the year.
Machado averaged 13.6 points and a national-best 9.9 assists for a Gaels team that reached the NCAA tournament.
Former Wagner coach Dan Hurley, who led the Seahawks to a 25-6 record in his second year, and Steve Masiello of Manhattan, who went 21-13 in his first year, were named co-coaches of the year.
Moe Harkless of St. John’s, who declared for the NBA Draft, was named Rookie of the Year.
Joining Machado on the All-Met first team were Mike Glover of Iona, Harkless, Julian Boyd of LIU, Jordan Theodore and Herb Pope of Seton Hall.
The second team was Chris Gaston of Fordham, Rakim Sanders of Fairfield, George Beamon of Manhattan, Jamal Olasewere of LIU, D’Angelo Harrison of St. John’s and Mike Moore of Hofstra.
The third team included Brian Barbour of Columbia, Lamont “Momo” Jones of Iona, Isaiah Wilkerson of NJIT, Eli Carter of Rutgers and Elia Ellis of Army.
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.