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.
Former Rutgers commit Kwe Parker has signed with Tennessee.
“Kwe wanted to be closer to home,” his AAU coach, Roderick Brown, told SNY.tv. “The chance to play in the SEC provides a place where Kwe can play and be closer to his family and friends.”
The 6-foot-2 2016 point guard from Wesleyan (N.C.) Christian decommitted from Rutgers on Nov. 4, leaving coach Eddie Jordan’s team without a commit in the early signing period.
“I think Kwe is like a Russ Smith, that’s how he plays,” Karolina Diamonds coach Kevin Gravestold SNY.tv when Parker committed to Rutgers.
He joins small forward Jalen Johnson, his high school teammate, in coach Rick Barnes’ 2016 recruiting class.
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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 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.