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.
NEW YORK — Jordan Theodore doesn’t exactly have fond memories of the first game he played in Madison Square Garden.
Theodore and his Paterson Catholic teammates surrendered a 14-point lead with six minutes remaining and lost to New York power Mount Vernon in January during the Nike Super Six.
“My first time playing at the Garden, it wasn’t so good,” Theodore, the 2007-08 Herald News Boys Basketball Player of the Year, said Tuesday during a practice at Long Island University-Brooklyn. “We were up and lost. But Kevin Jones is on my team this time, so I think it will be a different outcome.”
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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.