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.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. –– As an All-American linebacker coming out Absecon (N.J.) Holy Spirit High School, Marcus Witherspoon had his pick of colleges.
Schools like Michigan, USC, Penn State, Tennessee, Florida, and Florida State were interested.
“They were all there. The offers just flooded in,” recalled Holy Spirit head coach Bill Walsh.
A 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker whom Walsh calls “an extremely gifted young man,” Witherspoon settled on Michigan the summer before notching a New Jersey-best 27 sacks, while leading his team to an undefeated 2007 season and winning the Non-Public Group 3 state title.
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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.