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.
The Brian Doherty Classic has been renamed the Newark National Invitational and will take place Jan. 24 at The Prudential Center in Newark.
In past years the event was held at St. Benedict’s Prep, but this year’s tournament will take place at “The Rock” in order to showcase the national talent. The headliner event features Lance “Born Ready” Stephenson and Lincoln against Rice commit Tamir Jackson and host St. Benedict’s. St. Ben’s is currently No. 2 in the PrepNation.com Poll, while Lincoln is No. 8. Villanova-bound wing Dominic Cheek of St. Anthony and one-time UAB commit DeMarcus Cousins of LeFlore (Ala.) will also be on hand.
12:30 p.m. – Pinewood (SC) Prep vs. St. Peter’s Prep
2 – Neumann Goretti vs. Don Bosco Prep
3:30 – Bloomfield Tech vs. Shabazz (Girls)
5 – St. Anthony vs. Whitney Young (Chicago)
6:30 – Lincoln vs. St. Benedict’s
8 – LeFlore (Ala.) vs. Union
For more information, call Ron Jandoli at St. Benedict’s Prep at 973 792-5797 or Joy Gulledge at the Prudential Center at 973 757-6509.
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.