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.
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Matt Ryan is headed to Vanderbilt
The 6-foot-7, 220-pound sharpshooting small forward from Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., will transfer to Vanderbilt from Notre Dame. He also considered California.
“Coach [Bryce Drew] and the whole staff made my family and I feel like we were home,” Ryan told ZAGSBLOG. “The opportunity to remain competing at a high level, while also being in a great city under young, motivated coaches, was one I could not pass up.”
Ryan averaged 3.6 points and 0.9 rebounds for the Irish. He will sit the 2017-18 season and then have two years of eligibility remaining.
He went for a season-high 23 points against Chicago State in November.
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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.