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.
Former Rutgers guard Corey Chandler has chosen his new school.
After visiting the school last week, Chandler opted for Binghamton, a school with a reputation for taking controversial and troubled transfers.
“He liked the coaches, they worked the hardest and he enjoyed the visit,” Newark East Side assistant Anthony Tavares said.
“He had a good time and decided this is the place he wanted to go to school,” added a source close to the Binghamton basketball program. “The kid is here on campus. He’ll be in school in the morning [Monday].”
The source added: “We’re going to watch him and try to take care of him and nurture him and get the best out of him.”
Chandler was dismissed from Rutgers earlier this month for a violation of team rules.
He must sit out the upcoming season and will have two years of eligibility beginning in 2010.
Chandler played 32 games last season, averaging 7.0 points and 3.3 rebounds.
Last March, he was ready to quit the team and transfer after a blowout loss to Syracuse in which he played just five minutes. But he opted to remain with the program after meeting with head coach Fred Hill.
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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.