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.
One of the most competitive fall leagues in the area is the Paterson Dept of Recreation’s Fall Ball run out of Paterson Kennedy High School. This year eight elite teams will compete on Wednesday nights: Paterson Catholic, Paterson Kennedy, Paterson Eastside, Rice, St. Raymond’s, Don Bosco, Wings Academy and Edison Academy. St. Patrick and Bloomfield Tech, which competed last year, will not play this season.
Games begin Sept. 10 and run through Oct. 22, with the playoffs Oct. 28 and 29.
Among the top players expected to compete are Durand Scott of Rice (pictured), Fuquan Edwin, Trevor Clemmings, Jayon James, Shaq Thomas and Myles Mack of Paterson Catholic; and Karon Abraham of Paterson Eastside.
A year ago, Kemba Walker, Scott and Rice defeated Paterson Eastside in the title game.
There will also be a Monday league featuring Teaneck, Paramus Catholic, Newark East Side, Clifton, West Milford, St. Peter’s, Manchester and Hackensack.
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.