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.
VALHALLA — Dave Vandiver knew something special was going on at Westchester Community College when a certain high-profile Big East coach strolled into his windowless gym two weeks ago.
“When we saw Coach Calhoun walk in, it was like, ‘Wow, this is serious,'” Vandiver, the WCC associate head coach, said Wednesday, recalling the visit of UConn coach Jim Calhoun. “That definitely did put it over the top. That put it over the top.”
Calhoun is the most well-known, but certainly not the only, Division I coach in pursuit of WCC’s biggest attraction — Jarrid Famous, a skilled 6-foot-11, 235-pound center with big-time dreams and a name to match.
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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.