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 ZAGORIAJoe Girard, the 6-foot-1 combo guard from Glens Falls (NY) Senior High School, will announce his college decision on Sunday at 7 p.m. at the at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls, N.Y., he told ZAGSBLOG.
A two-sport star who is New York State’s all-time leading scorer in basketball and a state champion in football, Girard has a top six of Notre Dame, Penn State, Boston College, Michigan, Duke, and Syracuse. Girard was named the USA Today New York State Player of the Year in basketball after averaging 50 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists last season.
He took officials to Syracuse and Boston College over the summer.
According to 247Sports, Girard is ranked as the No. 145 overall player in the Class of 2019 and the No. 5 player from the state of New York.
Playing with City Rocks on the Nike EYBL Circuit, Girard has averaged 12.2 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game, through 16 games. He has helped lead City Rocks to a 10-6 record and a Peach Jam bid.
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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.