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.
How about the night on the hardwood last night for some of the freshmen out of St. Anthony? Last year these kids helped the Friars go 32-0 under legendary coach Bob Hurley and win the New Jersey Tournament of Champions. Now they’re making an impact on campus.
**Tyshawn Taylor scored a career-high 23 points for Kansas in a 100-79 rout of New Mexico State. Taylor had three dunks in the game, after missing one Monday against Kent State.
“I felt I had to prove myself today because of what happened the other day,” Taylor told Gary Bedore, who wrote a great story on Taylor’s dunks.
**Mike Rosario poured in 25 points for Rutgers in a 66-62 victory at Rider. He was 6-of-12 from beyond the arc and also played tough defense against the Broncs.
“I don’t think Rosario scored in the last eight minutes,” Rider coach Tommy Dempsey said. “I thought one guy was keeping them in the game so we put a chaser on him.”
**Fordham lost against Hofstra, but former St. Anthony point guard Jio Fontan leads Fordham in scoring (10.7 ppg) and assists (5.0).
**Travon Woodall has also been playing well defensively for No. 3 Pitt, which last week won the Legends Classic against Washington State at the Prudential Center.
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.