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.
It’s been a big day for Tom Crean and the Indiana basketball program.
The Hoosiers landed commitments from PG Jordan Hulls and C Tijan Jobe. Indiana also appears to be the leader for Jeremiah Rivers, the son of Celtics coach Doc Rivers who is transferring from Georgetown, and are also in the mix for 6-10 forwardMaurice Sutton of Largo (Md.) High.
A 6-foot, 170-pound junior PG from Bloomington (Ind.) South, Hulls had offers from IU and Purdue.
“The more we talked about it, the more we liked coach Crean’s energy and his vision for the program,” J.C. Hulls told Chris Korman of the Bloomington Herald Times. “He wants to change the culture, and that’s something Jordan wants to be a part of.”
Jobe is a 7-foot, 265-pound C from Olney (IL) Olney Central C.C.
“Coach Crean’s not going to take a guy who can’t come in a help,” Olney coach Mike Burris told Korman. “He fills the need for a front-court player who can come in and be a defensive presence and help out on offense.”
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.