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.
NEPTUNE, N.J. — Ronald Roberts is a 6-foot-7 rising senior small forward from St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City who is long and athletic and compares himself to Rudy Gay.
Marcus Toney-El, the former Seton Hall star, is coaching Roberts this summer with the Playaz Basketball Club.
“Ronald plays hard, he’s athletic,” Toney-El said. “Obviously, he could jump, dunk the basketball, block shots. He’s been working on his ball-handling, been working on about 15-18 foot shot so his game is definitely developing. Assuming he doesn’t grow anymore, he has to play the three.”
Numerous Big East and other coaches have been scouting Roberts this summer.
“The most love is Indiana, Providence, Rutgers, St. Joe’s, Penn State, Villanova, Notre Dame and Maryland,” Roberts said.
“I want to take a visit to Indiana, Providence and St. Joe’s. I want to go over to Penn State.”
Asked about Rutgers he said, “We’ll see what happens.”
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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.