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.
PHILADELPHIA — Derrick Mercer Sr. is especially proud of his son, and not just because the diminutive point guard will lead 14th-seeded American University into the NCAA Tournament against No. 3 Villanova here on Thursday.
Read the full story here.HURLEY PRODUCTS IN THE BIG DANCE
Between them, Bob and Dan Hurley have nine former players competing in the NCAA Tournament. Here are the former St. Anthony (Bob Hurley) and St. Benedict’s (Dan) players in the Big Dance.
Dwight Burke (St. Benedict’s), Marquette
David Cubillan (St. Benedict’s), Marquette
Derrick Mercer (St. Anthony), American
Samardo Samuels (St. Benedict’s), Louisville
Corey Stokes (St. Benedict’s), Villanova
Tyshawn Taylor (St. Anthony), Kansas
Frank Tchuisi (St. Benedict’s), Villanova
Lance Thomas (St. Benedict’s), Duke
Travon Woodall (St. Anthony), Pittsburgh
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.