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.
Charges Dismissed Against Fuquan Edwin, Myles Mack in Prostitution Sting
After former Seton Hall forward Fuquan Edwin and former Rutgers guard Myles Mack were arrested in a prostitution sting in July 2015, the charges were dismissed on Wednesday, sources told SNY.tv, which was the first to report the news.
“They dismissed it because the witness did not show up,” one source close to the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office said, adding that the charges could potentially be refiled within 180 days of the arrest.
The 6-foot-6 Edwin is currently playing professionally in Israel with Ironi Nes Ziona, while the 5-9 Mack is looking to begin his professional career somewhere.
“Great news,” Edwin told SNY.tv.
Both are Paterson, N.J., natives who starred at Paterson Catholic (Mack also played at St. Anthony’s) and then went on to have successful careers at universities in the Garden State.
Mack was a three-time team captain at Rutgers University, where he majored in criminal justice, and finished as the seventh all-time leading scorer in school history with 1,658 points. He also finished fourth on the school’s all-time assist list and second in steals.
Edwin was a defensive stopper at Seton Hall and was named the Big East Defensive Player of the Year in 2014.
In the initial arrest, 11 other people were charged with soliciting prostitution after negotiating a sexual act in exchange for money with undercover officers.
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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.