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 — On a beautiful sunny afternoon in late September, Rutgers has more than a dozen basketball recruits on campus for the North Carolina football game (3:30, ESPNU).
In attendance for the game are:
Kadeem Jack, 2011, South Kent (Committed to Rutgers)
Derrick Randall, 2011, South Kent (Rutgers)
Myles Mack, 2011, St. Anthony (Rutgers)
Mike Taylor, 2011, Boys & Girls (Rutgers)
Kamari Murphy, 2012, Lincoln
Daniel Dingle, 2012, St. Raymond’s
Kerwin Okoro, 2012, St. Ray’s
Shane Rector, 2012, St. Ray’s
Jared Nickens, 2013, St. Patrick
Reggie Cameron, 2013 Hudson Catholic
Mike Young, 2013, St. Benedict’s
Shacore Edwards, 2013, Irvington
JaQuan Newton, 2014, Neumann-Goretti
Johnny Davis, 2013, Neumann-Goretti
Troy Harper, 2014, Neumann-Goretti
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Mount Vernon point guard Jabarie Hinds’ visit to UCLA was postponed this weekend. He heads to UConn Friday and West Virginia Oct. 14...Kareem Canty will do a postgrad year at Bridgton Academy in Maine. “Yeah, I’m doing a PG year,” he said. Also, he is no longer considering Rutgers but is looking at one school the most.. “I took them (Rutgers) off my list. Alabama is at the top right now.” He will commit in the spring. “I’ve decided to wait until April.”…Jernard Jarreau ’11, a 6-10 power forward from New Orleans, has decommitted from VCU & has committed to Washington, according to a source…Bruce Barron has committed to Oregon…Joe Coleman committed to Minnesota….Tavon Allen committed to Drexel, per Alex Schwartz…Isaac Nielson committed to BYU…Dylan Ennis will make his college decision on Saturday at 1 pm...Toddrick Gotcher is on an official to San Diego this weekend.
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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.