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.
Barrage of Negative Recruiting Didn’t Deter Boatright
Tanesha Boatright said the negative recruiting came fast and furious toward her son, Ryan, as he considered attending UConn.
“I won’t name names but there’s been a lot of other schools that have used it to their advantage,” Tanesha said Monday night by phone after her 5-foot-11 son, a senior at East Aurora (Ill.) High, verbally committed to play for the Huskies beginning in 2011.
Those other schools pointed to the NCAA investigation of UConn, the uncertainty facing the program’s future because of that investigation and the age and health of head coach Jim Calhoun as reasons for concern.
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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.