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 ZAGORIADoug Edert, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound combo guard from Bergen (N.J.) Catholic, committed to St. Peter’s on Wednesday evening.
Edert also held offers from FDU, Wagner and New Hampshire.
“I chose St. Peter’s because I believe in Coach [Shaheen] Holloway,” Edert said. “He’s a pure winner and I feel that he’s going to take my game to the next level and fill out my full potential as a basketball player. I feel he’s changing the whole program around at St. Peter’s. He’s making it really great for the whole school and I just wanted to be a part of that.”
Edert averaged 13.5 points and 4.0 assists last season, and has helped Bergen Catholic win 55 games as a three-year starter. He is St. Peter’s first commit in the Class of 2019.
“Doug has three qualities that make him a rare and special player: his toughness, high IQ, and his ability to score,” Bergen Catholic coach Billy Armstrong said. “It’s those three things combined that make him a winner and someone all coaches want on their team.”
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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.