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.
Jarrett Mann will remain committed to Stanford now that the Cardinal has hired a new head coach.
“I think Jarrett’s going to stay at Stanford now that they’ve hired Johnny Dawkins,” Blair Academy coach Joe Mantegna said Monday by phone. “He’s known Johnny for years. He’s a great man and a great coach.”
Dawkins has a history with Blair, having trained former Blair standout Luol Deng during Deng’s year at Duke.
“He worked with Luol Deng the year he was at Duke,” Mantegna said. “Luol raves about the work Johnny did on his game.”
When former Stanford coach Trent Johnson left for LSU, the 6-6, 210-pound Mann said he had been contacted by a number of schools, including Seton Hall, Virginia, Georgia Tech and Penn State. He said he was considering leaving and was awaiting an announcement on a new coach.
“I think Jarrett was leaning toward staying anyway,” Mantegna said.
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.