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.
Freeman Named Big East Preseason Player of the Year
NEW YORK — Georgetown guard Austin Freeman was named the 2010-11 Big East Preseason Player of the Year by a vote of the league’s head men’s basketball coaches.
“It’s an honor,” the 6-foot-3 Freeman told SNY.tv. “It’s a real big honor, just to be in the category with other players of the year.
“But also I know that I’m going to have a bulls-eye. Everybody’s going to come at me so I’m going to have to be prepared for it and real focused.”
Freeman averaged 16.5 points last season, when the Hoyas finished 23-11, 10-8 in the Big East. He led all Big East guards in field goal percentage, connecting on 52.5 percent of his attempts last year.
In this video interview he talks about the preseason honor, his battle with diabetes and Georgetown’s team this season.
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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.