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.
Recruitment heating up for 2019 point guard Jalen Gaffney
Recruiting is heating up for Class of 2019 point guard Jalen Gaffney of Team Rio and the Westtown (PA) School.
The 6-foot New Jersey native is ranked the No. 44 point guard in the Class of 2019 per 247Sports.com.
After playing in New Jersey this Saturday, Florida is expected to watch Gaffney on Sunday. UConn, St. John’s and Xavier are also chasing Gaffney, who excelled last weekend at the PSA Cardinals Showcase in front of a number of college coaches.
“Jalen Gaffney is one of a select few players that you find each year that once his body matures and catches up to his game (skills and athleticism), the basketball world asks where did this kid come from?” said Team Rio coach Mike Rice. “He’s a great decision-maker with Russell Westbrook like athleticism.”
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.