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.
Before Kemba Walker ever played a game at UConn, he met with Huskies coach Jim Calhoun and made a unique request.
“He said he didn’t want to just be good, he wanted to be great,” Calhoun said recently.
“When any kid tells you that, it’s a big price tag,” Calhoun added. “It means I can get on you every day at practice. It gives me license because you say you want to be great, and I wouldn’t want you to lie to yourself, and therefore we’re going to try to get you to where you can because he does have great physical attributes.”
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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.