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 ROCHELLE, N.Y. — On a rainy Tuesday afternoon at Iona College, Mike Glover displays the full array of his basketball skills inside the Hynes Athletics Center.
First the 6-foot-7, 220-pound Glover, known in streetball circles as “Optimus Prime,” swishes a 15-foot jumper in the middle of practice.
“Nice shot, Glov,” a voice chirps.
Next comes a one-handed interior touch pass to a teammate that results in a layup. Then comes a 6-foot shot that caroms gracefully off the backboard and through the net. And finally, Glover takes the much smaller Rashon Dwight off the dribble and attacks the basket for a powerful driving layup.
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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.