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.
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. —UConn junior point guard Kemba Walker recently posted a published list of the Top 45 college basketball teams in the nation for next season in the team’s locker room.
The Huskies, a Final Four team in 2009 and a two-time national champion, were nowhere to be found.
“I was trying to think when was the last time we were not included in the top 45 and I like it,” UConn coach Jim Calhoun said last week at the Peach Jam tournament.
Objectively speaking, the Huskies probably shouldn’t be included on such a list.
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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.