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.
Blair Injury Gives Pitt a Scare; Famous Done for the Season
NEWARK – When DeJuan Blair fell to the ground after banging knees with Seton Hall’s Jeremy Hazell early in the first half Saturday night, a shockwave rippled through the Pittsburgh bench.
“The first thing that comes to mind is, ‘Oh my God,’” Pitt senior guard Levance Fields said. “He had two ACL injuries in high school. It’s a scary sight. You hope for the best.”
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FAMOUS DONE FOR THE SEASON
Seton Hall target Jarrid Famous and his Westchester Community College teammates are done for the season after losing to Monroe College, 101-78, Saturday night in a Region XV semifinal. The 6-11 Famous had 28 points and 7 rebounds. He will make an official visit to Missouri March 4 and has already visited Seton Hall officially. He will have three visits left and is considering UConn, Louisville, Villanova, South Florida, Xavier, DePaul and St. John’s.
Boise State signee Westly Perryman had 31 points and was 7-of-10 from 3 in the first half for Monroe and Kyle Wright added 18 points. Monroe plays ASA (with no Mike Glover) Sunday for the Region XV championship.
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.