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.
After visiting Maryland and Georgetown Monday and Tuesday, 6-foot-8 Long Island native Tobias Harris took in Virginia on Wednesday.
“Tobias had a great meeting with Coach David Leitao’s staff discussing the academics and the basketball program,” Torrel Harris, Tobias’ father, wrote in an email. “Tobias would like to major in business ownership. He was very impressed that the University of Virginia business program is ranked 4th in the country.
“Coach Leitao and his coaching staff broke down Virginia’s offense and defense on film. Tobias had the opportunity to watch the team practice while coach Leitao was able to show how effective his offense works when done correctly. Coach Leitao stressed the importance of strong team, individual defense and positions on defense.
“Tobias also met with University of Virginia’s academic advisor and strength and conditioning coach. At the end of the day Tobias and his two younger brothers, Tyler and Terry, came away very impressed with the Coach Leitao’s academics, basketball program and his coaching staff.”
Next up for Harris is a trip this coming weekend to Syracuse for Jim Boeheim’s Elite Camp.
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.