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.
Boost Mobile Game Moved, Players Added; "The Street Stops Here" to Show at Rutgers
The Boost Mobile Elite 24 event has been moved from Saturday Aug. 22 to Friday Aug. 21 at Harlem’s Rucker Park. The game will still be shown on ESPNU on Saturday night.
Also, the second set of 12 players invited to the game was officially released and several New York and New Jersey players are involved:
Cory Joseph, PG, Findlay (Nev.) Prep
DaJuan Coleman, PF, Jamesville-DeWitt (N.Y.)
Dion Waters, SG, Burlington (N.J.) Life Center – SYRACUSE
Doron Lamb, SG, Oak Hill (Va.) ACademy
Joe Jackson, PG, Memphis White Station
Josh Selby, PG, Baltimore Lake Clifton
Kyrie Irving, PG, Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick
Myck Kabongo, PG, Newark (N.J.) St. Benedict’s – TEXAS
Perry Ellis, PF, Wichita Heights (Ks.)
Phil Pressey, PF, Dallas (Episcopal)
Terrence Jones, SF, Jefferson Portland (Ore.)
Terrence Ross, SF, Montrose Christian – MARYLAND
The first 12 players chosen were:
Austin Rivers, Winter Park (Fla.), PG, 2011 — FLORIDA
C.J. Leslie, Word of God (Raleigh, NC), PF, 2010
Harrison Barnes, Ames (Iowa), SG, 2010
Jared Sullinger, Northland (Ohio), PF, 2010 — OHIO STATE
Josh Smith, Kentwood (Wa.), C, 2010
Kendall Marshall, Bishop O’Connell (Va.), PG, 2010 — NORTH CAROLINA
Rakeem Christmas, Philly NOrth Catholic, PF, 2011
Roscoe Smith, Oak Hil (Va.) Academy, PF, 2010
Tobias Harris, Half Hollow Hills West (N.Y.), PF, 2010
Will Barton, Brewster (NH) Academy, SG, 2010 — MEMPHIS
‘THE STREET STOPS HERE’ TO SHOW AT RUTGERS
“The Street Stops Here,” a documentary film chronicling legendary St. Anthony High School basketball coach Bob Hurley Sr. and the journey of his team’s national record-setting 25th state championship season, has been selected to show at the New Jersey Fall 2009 Film Festival, which runs from September 4 – November 8, 2009.
“The Street Stops Here” was selected as a finalist and will be up for numerous awards at the festival. The film is produced by Chicago-based TeamWorks Media (TWM), a sports and entertainment content company represented by Creative Artists Agency. TWM is currently seeking television distribution.
There will be two public screenings of “The Street Stops Here” during the New Jersey Film Festival’s Fall Schedule (www.njfilmfest.com). Director Kevin Shaw will attend both screenings and be available to answer questions. Screening times and locations include:
• Sunday, November 1, 7 p.m., Rutgers University, Scott Hall #123, 43 College Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901
• Friday, November 6, 7 p.m., Rutgers University, Scott Hall #123, 43 College Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901
The film is a portrait of the nation’s best high school basketball coach Bob Hurley Sr., and his career-long struggle to inspire and motivate his young and impressionable players and to help St. Anthony High School, a poor, inner-city Catholic school, keep its doors open. The film is a story about teenagers fighting their way out of underprivileged neighborhoods, armed with little more than a basketball and the hard wisdom of a fierce, demanding coach. A recent success story from Hurley’s program featured in the film, Mike Rosario, overcame adversity in the Jersey City projects and now attends Rutgers University.
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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.