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.
Josh Brown’s stock is on the rise and he’s decided to re-open his recruitment after pledging to Temple last season.
“Yes, I did,” the 6-foot-2 2013 St. Anthony combo guard told SNY.tv after the news had previously been reported by several outlets. “The reason why I did is I don’t want to regret anything when all is said and done. I want to just enjoy the process.
“Temple is still top on my list. The new schools I have now are Rhode Island, Gonzaga, Virginia and Richmond.”
St. Anthony assistant coach Eric Harrield said he had also heard from Miami, Rutgers, St. Joe’s and Indiana.
“We all agreed that it would be good for him to go through the recruiting process and make sure that he’s fully committed to the decision,” Harrield said. “He didn’t take any visits anywhere else.”
Brown scored the game-winning basket in triple-OT last Sunday when Sports U beat the Playaz Basketball Club, 57-55, in the gold championship game of the Rumble in the Bronx, and his stock is taking off.
“Winning the Rumble in the Bronx was a great experience because it was against the Playaz who are a very talented team,” Brown said. “Also making the game winning basket in the sudden death was pretty cool. I was excited to win my second MVP during this year’s summer circuit. I also won it at the Pitt JamFest.”
Now that he’s back on the market, expect the recruitment to pick back up.
“I expect to get a lot of phone calls,” Harrield said.
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.