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.
NEW YORK — Seton Hall sophomore forward Herb Pope is expected to make a “full recovery” from his April 28 collapse and could return to the basketball court next season, multiple sources with knowledge said.
“Yes. Should be a full recovery!” Charles Smith, the former NBA player who now serves as a mentor to Pope, wrote in a text message.
Amy Pope-Smith, Pope’s aunt, is expected to hold a press conference sometime in the near future to provide more details about her nephew’s condition.
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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.