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 — In the span of just a few months, J.J. Moore has gone from playing in relative obscurity on Long Island to being the object of attention for virtually every team in the Big East.
“I blew up this spring,” Moore said, referring to his performances at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions in North Carolina and the Rutgers Spring Fling.
A 6-foot-5, 190-pound small forward from Brentwood, N.Y., Moore performed in front of coaches from Pittsburgh, Louisville, Marquette, St. John’s, Rutgers, UConn and Providence during action Thursday at the Reebok All-American Camp at Philadelphia University. He dropped a game-high 18 points, including two 3-pointers, in an 89-70 win over the Allen Iverson team Thursday.
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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.