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.
St. Benedict’s Prep coach Dan Hurley is not happy with how point guard Eugene Harvey is being treated at Seton Hall.
A senior from Brooklyn, Harvey lost his starting job three games ago and was singled out on a Big East conference call by head coach Bobby Gonzalez for his penchant for turnovers.
“It shows a lack of loyalty to make comments like that about a particular player,” said Hurley, who played at Seton Hall. “In intercollegiate athletics, when your team’s losing, you should hold all players accountable. This is not the NBA. If you’re going to choose just one player, I think it’s wrong to single a player out in the media.”
PISCATAWAY, N.J. —Dane Miller committed to Rutgers nearly two years ago during his junior season at Rochester (N.Y.) Rush Henrietta High School, long before a single other program could offer him a scholarship.
“Nobody really offered him because he committed so early,” said Mickey Walker, who coached Miller with the Upstate Basketball Club. “At the time he committed, he hadn’t projected [academically] yet.”
Now a freshman, the 6-foot-7, 210-pound Miller enters Wednesday’s game against Syracuse (15-1, 2-1 Big East) as one of the bright lights on a struggling team at Rutgers (9-6, 0-3).
Miller is coming off a 26-point, 7-rebound performance in Saturday’s loss at Providence and is averaging 7.4 points and 5.6 rebounds on the season.