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.
In the wake of some terrific reporting by Jeff Goodman of FoxSports.com, the Memphis basketball program self-reported a possible NCAA violation on Thursday after learning that FedEx president and Tiger booster Dave Bronczek placed a phone call to the mother of a recruit who works for his company.
Goodman reported that Bronczek made an early July phone call to Oseye Gaddy, the mother of point guard Abdul Gaddy, who has been a FedEx employee based out of the Seattle area for more than a decade.
“All he said was, ‘I heard about your son, how good he is and told her she’s doing a great job,’” Abdul Gaddy told the Memphis Commercial Appeal. “It wasn’t a long conversation or anything.”
Meantime, we hear Gaddy may re-commit to Arizona now that Lute Olson is back in the fold; he decommitted in May. He said that Memphis and Arizona are among about a dozen schools he is currently considering.
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.