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.
The Dr. Martin Luther King holiday weekend is always chock full of elite high school hoops events.
And this coming weekend is no exception.
Click on the tournament name below for the links to several big tournaments this weekend.
Check back on ZAGSBLOG throughout the weekend for coverage of several of these events.
**TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS, Jan 17.-19, Springfield, Mo.
Players to Watch: Dakari Johnson (Kentucky), Kasey Hill (Florida), Devin Hill (West Virginia), D’Angelo Russell (uncommitted), Isaac Hamilton (UTEP), Derek Willis (Kentucky), Bobby Portis (Arkansas)
**SPALDING HOOPHALL CLASSIC, Jan. 17-21, Springfield, Mass.
Players to Watch: Andrew Wiggins (uncommitted), Jabari Parker (Duke), Aaron Gordon (uncommitted), Tyler Ennis (Syracuse), Mike Young (Pittsburgh), Josh Brown (Temple), Noah Vonleh (Indiana), Dakari Johnson (Kentucky) and Kasey Hill (Florida). Jahlil Okafor (undecided)
**DAN FINN CLASSIC, Jan. 19, Jersey City Armory, Jersey City, N.J.
Players to Watch: Josh Brown (Temple), Kentan Facey (UConn), DeAndre Bembry (St. Joe’s), Jaren Sina (Northwestern), Hallice Cooke (Oregon State)
**BIG APPLE BASKETBALL INVITATIONAL, Jan. 19 & 21, Baruch College, Manhattan
Players to Watch: Dwayne Morgan (uncommitted), Kentan Facey (UConn), Aquille Carr (Seton Hall), Davon Reed (Miami), Terrence Samuel (UConn), Frank Mason (Miami), Hassan Martin (Rhode Island) and Daquien McNeil (Florida International).
Also: 6-5 Richard Williams of Vermont Academy will announce between Hofstra, St. Peter’s, Kent State and St. Bonaventure.
**PLANET ATHLETE I HAVE A DREAM SHOWCASE, Jan. 19-21, Newark East Side High School, Newark, N.J.
Players to Watch: Aquille Carr (Seton Hall)
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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.