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.
Bilal Dixon committed to one Big East head coach. And then the coach was fired.
Tyshawn Taylor committed to another Big East head coach. And then the coach left for another school.
Tamir Jackson was being recruited by a Pac-10 coach. And now the coach is being replaced.
Such is life in the topsy-turvy, sometimes cruel world of college basketball recruiting. And Herald News-area athletes are among those getting caught in the middle.
“Nothing surprises me anymore,” said St. Anthony head coach Bob Hurley, who has six seniors committed to Division I programs, including Jersey City’s Taylor and two from Paterson. “Unfortunately, it’s the nature of the business…
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Read the full Tyshawn Taylor Q & A here. In related news, Marquette released two other guards from their scholarships, Scott Christopherson and Nick Williams.
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.