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.
Dane Miller’s status for Saturday’s Jordan Brand Regional Game is up in the air due to a rotator cuff injury that he aggravated during Tuesday’s practice.
“I haven’t been cleared yet from my doctor,” Miller said. “I was told I have a bruised rotator cuff.”
The 6-foot-5, 205-pound Miller has signed to play at Rutgers and is expected to be a major contributor on the wing next year.
“I think he’s going to give it a go,” Rush-Henrietta High School coach Chris Reed said Thursday by phone. “He’s going down to the game and then he’s going to see how he feels. It’s been a lingering injury. He aggravated it in the last game of the season and then he re-aggravated it at the practice.
“The trainer at the practice said it’s a bruised rotator cuff. It’s too early to speculate. His mom’s got him going to the doctor next week. He’s seeing our trainer later today.”
Mickey Walker, Miller’s AAU coach, said he didn’t think Miller could play Saturday.
“My guess is he’s not going to play because he was in pain yesterday [Wednesday],” Walker said. “He could go out and try but he’s not going to be very effective. If he played either he’s going to play really bad or he’s going to get hurt more so it doesn’t seem like that makes sense to play.”
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.