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.
Eddie Griffin, Metro Classic On Tap Sunday; Cheek, Scott, Kazemi Go Road Trippin’
This is a big weekend for hoops in the metropolitan area, with both the Eddie Griffin Memorial Challenge and the Metro Classic All-Star Games taking place Sunday.
The Eddie Griffin Memorial Challenge is at the Rutgers College Avenue Gymnasium (the Barn) in New Brunswick. The top players from New Jersey will meet their counterparts from Philly.
The Game Times are:
1:00 Sophomores; 2:30 Juniors; 4:00 Seniors
Click here for the sophomore roster includingTyrone Johnson of Plainfield and Sterling Gibbs of Seton Hall Prep
Click here for the junior roster featuring Tristan Thompson of St. Benedict’s, Kyrie Irving of St. Patrick and Fuquan Edwin of Paterson Catholic
And click here for the senior roster including North Carolina-bound Dexter Strickland of St. Patrick, undecided Dominic Cheek of St. Anthony and Rice commit Tamir Jackson of St. Benedict’s
Meantime, the Metro Classic High School All-Star Games at the Island Garden will raise funds for the Make A Wish Foundation and the Howie Frajberg Medical Research Foundation. The girls game starts at noon and the boys game at 3:30.
Click here for the rosters, which include Lance Stephenson, Durand Scott and Maryland commit James Padgett for the New York boys.
VISITS THIS WEEKENDArsalan Kazemi visits Seton HallDominic Cheek visits VillanovaDurand Scott visits MiamiDerrick Favors visits Memphis?
“I’m not sure [if Favors will visit Memphis this weekend],” South Atlanta coach Michael Reddick said Friday morning. “He might not be able to go. We’ll make a decision soon. He has to because he’s supposed to be going tomorrow. I’m not sure yet whether it’s going to be this week or the following or the week after.”
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.