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.
The Big East will lose at least a half dozen players to the NBA Draft on June 25, including Syracuse’s Jonny Flynn, UConn’s Hasheem Thabeet, Georgetown’s DaJuan Summers, Louisville’s Earl Clark and Terrence Williams and the Pittsburgh duo of DeJuan Blair and Sam Young.
Yet several special Big East players withdrew from the draft before Monday’s deadline and opted to return to campus, most notably Villanova’s Scottie Reynolds and and Notre Dame’s Luke Harangody.
Now that we know who is in and who is out of the draft, it’s time to forecast the upcoming Big East basketball season.
Here are SNY.tv’s Preseason rankings for the 2009-10 season.
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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.