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.
As an assistant coach at Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep, Simon will be the point man in the recruitment of Enes Kanter, a 6-foot-10 Turkish forward who enrolled this past Wednesday.
Born in Zurich, Switzerland, and raised in Turkey, Kanter was the MVP of the U18 European Championship, where he posted 32 points and 25 rebounds in the semifinals against Serbia and 35 points and 19 rebounds in the championship game against Lithuania.
Simon said he has already heard from representatives from more than 50 schools who want to come to Findlay’s open gyms beginning Sept. 9. As a member of the Class of 2010, Kanter could sign with an American college as early as November.
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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.