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.
St. Anthony coach Bob Hurley says the recent commitments by Greg Echenique and Austin Johnson to Rutgers could help influence star junior Dominic Cheek.
“I think Rutgers helped themselves,” said Hurley, who was in Atlanta Tuesday where he was named the Naismith National High School of the Year at the Atlanta Tipoff Club. “I think that will help keep them on (Cheek’s) list, too. They got a big man there (Echenique). His very good friend (Mike Rosario) is there.”
Asked about Seton Hall, Hurley said, “They’re in there, too.”
Hurley said he had given his players two weeks off after completing a perfect 32-0 season and winning the Tournament of Champions and that Cheek would not focus on recruiting until after the break. The 6-foot-5 junior is being recruited by numerous schools, including Villanova, Texas, Florida, Ohio State and UConn.
“We haven’t done anything yet (with recruiting),” Hurley said. “We gave them two weeks off.”
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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.
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