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.
Villanova’s Cole Swider to replace Zion Williamson in Hoop Summit
One week after playing in the Jordan Brand Classic, Villanova-bound forward Cole Swider will compete in the Nike Hoop Summit.
Swider (St. Andrew’s School/Providence, R.I.) on Wednesday was added to the USA Junior National Select Team that will take on the World Select Team in the 2018 Nike Hoop Summit at 10 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 13, at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon.
Previously named USA team memberZion Williamson (Spartanburg Day School/Spartanburg, S.C.), who has signed with Duke, is unable to play due to injury.
Swider helped St. Andrew’s to a 12-8 record in 2017-18 and is considered a 3-point shooter. Most recently at the 2018 Jordan Brand Classic, Swider recorded 17 poitns and four rebounds in 16 minutes of action.
For more on Swider, read my feature here.
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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.