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.
Whitehead, McCullough, Briscoe to Headline Sharette Dixon
Seton Hall pledge Isaiah Whitehead, Syracuse commit Chris McCullough and uncommitted guard Isaiah Briscoe will headline the 2013 Sharette Dixon Classic Oct. 19 at the Gauchos Gym in The Bronx.
This annual event is being organized in memory of Sharette Dixon, wife of Minnesota assistant Kimani Young and mother of Kamaal Young (11), Khaliq Young (9) and Salimah Young (7). Proceeds from the event will support a family education fund that has been established for the three children.
The event will feature a sophomore game (6 p.m.) and an upperclassmen game (8 p.m.).
Also expected are Cheick Diallo, Malachi Richardson, Rawle Alkins, Kassoum Yakwe and Tyus Battle.
Alums of the event include Kyrie Irving, Kyle Anderson, JayVaughn Pinkston, Tyler Ennis, Omar Calhoun, Fuquan Edwin and Chris Obekpa.
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.