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.
Jamaal Trice, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard, committed to UConn on Wednesday.
“It’s a great program with a great coach,” Trice told Mike Anthony of the Hartford Courant. “I just saw myself there. I couldn’t say no, and I couldn’t wait. Even if I waited, I know this is the college I would have chosen.”
Trice, a graduate of Santa Ana (Cal.) Mater Dei, is averaging 26.2 points and 6.3 rebounds for the post-grad team at Mount Zion (N.C.), according to the Charlotte News & Observer.
“He is a fabulous shooter,” Mount Zion coach Stephen Baines told the paper. “The Connecticut coaches believe he can make an immediate contribution.”
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.