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.
Kaleb Bishop, a 6-foot-8, 195-pound power forward from St. Anthony’s, committed to Fairleigh Dickinson on Tuesday.
He also considered Central Connecticut and Robert Morris, and is the first commit for FDU in 2016.
Bishop is one of five seniors for Naismith Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley who will sign a National Letter of Intent on Monday at the Jersey City (N.J.) school.
“What made me pick FDU was the coaches and the players are like family and they care about each other,” Bishop said. “They push each other all the time. With coach [Greg] Herenda’s experience, I believe in him and what he’s trying to do with this program.
“Even coach Dwayne Lee is like a big brother. He’s a former St. Anthony’s player and I really like having that connection with him already. FDU is building a program that I want to be a part of. I have the opportunity to be the face of the program and reach my goals with FDU.
“It’s a small school but that’s better because I look at it as being a big fish in a small pond. It’s really not where you go all the time but who you are and I think FDU will teach me that. They are going to help me excel academically and on the court, too. I know they will help me to get to the next level but it all depends on me. Coach Herenda said, ‘It’s 90 percent you,’ on how bad you want to get to the next level. We can only prepare you but you got to put the work in and sacrifice.”
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.