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.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – After committing to UAB a year ago, DeMarcus Cousins made a unique request last fall.
The 6-foot-11 senior forward/center from Mobile (Ala.) LeFlore wanted an addendum written into his national letter of intent that would have enabled him to escape if coach Mike Davis were to get fired or leave the school for another reason.
“They just wasn’t having it,” Cousins said Jan. 19 after he had 17 points and 20 rebounds as LeFlore, No. 7 in the RivalsHigh 100, topped No. 64 Brooklyn Lincoln 67-54. “They didn’t agree to it.”
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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.