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.
Van Coleman of CSTV has released his “Class of 2008 Recruiting Classes” and it features many schools with incoming players from New York and New Jersey. What’s also interesting is that he lists Rutgers under the “Near Misses” category — along with Syracuse of the Big East — but with only 3 recruits. We wonder where Rutgers will place in other rankings once St. Benedict’s big man Greg Echenique is included in a class that also includes McDonald’s All-American Mike Rosario of St. Anthony, wing Pat Jackson of Brooklyn Boys & Girls; and big man Christian Morris of South Kent (Conn.).
Seton Hall is listed under the “Best of the Rest” category after landing a class that includes Paterson Catholic point guard Jordan Theodore; Melvyn “Big Mel” Oliver of Mississippi Elite Christian Academy; and Jamel Jackson of Manhattan TCI.
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.