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.
Following a weekend visit to Boston College with committed guards Mike Sagay and Ty Graves, 6-foot-10 forward NikolaPopovic pulled the trigger, too.
Popovic, an 18-year-old native of Bosnia who plays for the Sagemont (FL) School, also considered Georgia, Providence, Central Florida Richmond and Rice.
“He chose them because he can go in and play with some really good young guards,” Sagemont coach Adam Rosstold SNY.tv. “They have some really good freshmen and sophomore guards that will be there over the next several years. He saw the opportunity to go in and develop with those kids and try to build something there.
“He’s a high-academic kid so Boston College fit the ticket and he wanted to be in a city and a big city and Boston is one of the best we have here in America.”
Ross said BC is getting a skilled big man.
“He’s a big, skilled, Euro, face-up four man,” he said. “He can really shoot the ball and passes it great. Runs really well, has great hands. I think he’s going to bring a skill level that they don’t currently have on their roster. They have some big, long athletic post players that maybe aren’t as skillful.”
Popovic joins the 5-11 Graves out of Greensboro (N.C.) Page and the 6-7 Sagay out of St. Thomas More (Conn.) in BC’s 2016 recruiting class.
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 and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, 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.