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.
NEW YORK — The gym at Lincoln High School in Coney Island began filling up more than an hour before tipoff on Thursday evening.The buzz was electric as excited Lincoln students filled up a set of bleachers on one side of the court, under the blue and white banners declaring the Railsplitters the 2007 and 2008 New York state champs. A smaller section of seats on the other side of the gym held a group of reporters, basketball junkies and college coaches, most notably St. John’s head coach Norm Roberts.
Fifteen police department school safety officers were on hand to help control the crowd, and another 10 New York police officers arrived during the course of the game.
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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.