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. John’s fans will have to give up hope of landing Bobby Maze.
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Maze committed to Tennessee after visiting the school Tuesday, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.
“The plane landed and I breathed in that Knoxville air,’’ Maze, who visited Cincinnati and was slated to see Kentucky this weekend, told the Sentinel. “You see those seats in the arena and how high they go up, and all the sellout crowds, the Jumbotron screens everywhere, the practice facility. You have every tool here to be successful.’’
Maze, who transferred from Oklahoma to Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College, averaged 20.7 points, 6.7 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game last season and led the Blue Dragons with 55 steals. He was a junior college All-American.
Maze is a much needed acquisition for the Vols, who on Friday announced that point guard Ramar Smith and forward Duke Crewswere dismissed for undisclosed reasons.
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.