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.
Fisher, Ebanks in World University Games; Walker, Taylor Lead U19 National Team
Four Big East players have been tabbed to compete in the 24th World University Games July 2-12 in Belgrade, Serbia.
Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan will coach the team and the selection committee was chaired by Syracuse University head coach Jim Boeheim.
Confirmed players for the team include Trevor Booker of Clemson; Da’Sean Butler of West Virginia (pictured); Sherron Collins of Kansas; Mike Davis of Illinois; Devin Ebanks of West Virginia; Corey Fisher of Villanova; Lazar Hayward of Marquette; Robbie Hummel of Purdue; JaJuan Johnson of Purdue; Quincy Pondexter of Washington; Deon Thompson of North Carolina; and Evan Turner of Ohio State.
Also this summer, the 2009 FIBA U19 World Championship will be held July 2-12 in Auckland, New Zealand. The team’s training camp will be held June 16-28 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Here are the confirmed players for the trials: Tyshawn Taylor of Kansas; Kemba Walker of UConn; Darryl “Truck” Bryant of West Virginia; Larry Drew of North Carolina; Klay Thompson of Washington State; Seth Curry of Duke; Kenny Boynton of Florida; Maalik Wayns of Villanova; Gordon Hayward of Butler; Sylven Landesberg of Virginia; Al Farouq-Aminu of Wake Forest; Howard Thompkins of Georgia; Drew Gordon of UCLA; and Arnett Moultrie of UTEP.
(Photo courtesy West Virginia 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.