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.
Check out Part 2 of a two-part interview with recruiting expert Tom Konchalski. In this piece, Tom talks Dexter Strickland, St. Patrick and New Jersey playoff hoops.
St. Patrick (20-3), No. 8 in the new Prep Nation.com poll, is still the prohibitive favorite to win the New Jersey Tournament of Champions despite Saturday night’s 73-64 loss to Oak Hill at the Primetime Shootout.
“We can still win the state, we can win our fifth T of C so that’s always a great reason to be in the state association for any school,” Celtics coach Kevin Boyle said after the loss. “We have something huge to play for in the state of New Jersey if you win with St. Anthony and Paterson Catholic and schools like that. It’s a great accomplishment and it pretty much guarantees putting you in the Top 10 in America.
“Obviously we all want to be the best, but that’s not always going to happen. WE still have a chance to be the best in New Jersey, which says a lot.”
Click here for Part 1 of the Konchalski interview on NYC playoff hoops.
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.