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.
***Big man Melvyn Oliver of Mississippi Elite Chritian Academy is still waiting on his LOI in the mail from Seton Hall.
“I talked to (Seton Hall coach) Bobby (Gonzalez),” Oliver’s coach, Victor Evans, said Wednesday night by phone. “They said they sent it out today so I’m waiting on it to get here. I’m just sitting around waiting.”
The 6-11, 340-pound Oliver committed to Seton Hall and took his official visit to South Orange last weekend.
***Jay Gomes reports that 6-7 forward Rob Robinson of Globe (NY) Institute has committed to Robert Morris. Robinson had been approached by various Big East and NEC schools, including Seton Hall.
***Seton Hall will head to Puerto Rico next season for the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Nov. 20-23. Jeff Goodman of FoxSports.com says the field includes The Hall, Xavier, USC, Virginia Tech, Missouri and Hofstra, with two teams to be announced. That should provide some good early season comp for Gonzalez’s club.
***St. John’s, meanwhile, will play in the preseason NIT at Boston College along with Cornell, BC and Loyola (Md.).
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.