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.
For the second straight game, Mike Rosario and his Puerto Rico teammates lost by one point Friday night in the World Juniors Basketball Tournament in Douai, France.
Rosario, a 6-3 shooting guard out of Rutgers, scored a game-high 19 points and grabbed 5 rebounds and Jio Fontan added 18 points, but Puerto Rico lost to Canada 77-76.
Rosario was 5-of-19 from the field and 1-of-7 from beyond the arc.
Puerto Rico (1-2) was coming off a one-point loss to France the night before.
Puerto Rico is prepping for the FIBA U19 World Championships in New Zealand July 2-12.
Fontan and Rosario teamed at St. Anthony of Jersey City to win the New Jersey Tournament of Champions and a mythical national championship in 2008.
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.