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.
By ADAM ZAGORIAOmar Silverio, the 6-foot-4, 192-pound combo guard from St. Raymond’s in The Bronx and the New Heights AAU program, committed to Rhode Island Thursday during his official visit.
After decommitting from Santa Clara, he becomes the first recruit for new head coach David Cox.
“[I liked] the coaching staff and the culture,” he said. “It’s a winning program and I feel like it’s the best spot for me as I begin my career to be a pro.”
St. Ray’s coach Jorge Lopez says the Rams are getting a skilled combo guard.
“Omar is a combo guard that can score in a variety of ways,” Lopez said. “He can create his own shot, finishes through contact and is lethal from 3 point range. What makes him special his his ability to make plays for others.
Silverio will help offset the loss of Brendan Adams, who followed Dan Hurley to UConn. He joins shooting guard Tyrese Martin, small forward Dana Tate and power forward Jermaine Harris in Rhody’s 2018 class.
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.