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. — Coming out of St. Anthony High School in Jersey City, N.J., Dominic Cheek was one of the most highly recruited players in the nation.
Nearly every major program in America wanted the long and lanky 6-foot-5 McDonald’s All-American from Jersey City.
But in a story first reported by ZAGSBLOG.com, Cheek ultimately chose Villanova over Kansas, then the reigning national champion.
Asked the reason why, Cheek said, “Like I said, loyalty. Villanova was great to me.”
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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.