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.
Less than two weeks ago, Herb Pope stood inside the Tarrytown Marriott wearing a brown sweater and matching shirt and tie and talking about his dreams of playing in the NBA.
On Monday, the 6-foot-8 Seton Hall sophomore forward lies in a bed at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J., after collapsing last Wednesday during a workout at the university’s Recreation Center.
Multiple reports over the weekend indicated Pope’s condition was improving, and Robert Morris coach Mike Rice told the Beaver County Times last week that Pope was “in stable condition” after his “heart stopped” and he suffered “seizures, convulsions and was vomiting.”
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**Also, The Star-Ledger reports that Duke and Butler will reprise their NCAA championship game Dec. 4 at the Izod Center. The game will be shown on ESPN.
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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.