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.
Big East Report: Future Big East Stars Invade Big Apple
If you’re a fan of college basketball and the Big East, we highly recommend you get out this weekend to the Big Apple Basketball Invitational at Baruch College in downtown Manhattan. The event — run by Jason Curry, whom I interviewed here — runs Saturday and Monday and features a slew of committed and uncommitted high school stars.
Among the uncommitted players expected are Andre Drummond of St. Thomas More (Conn.), the No. 1 junior in the nation; junior forward Amile Jefferson of Friends (Pa.) Central; 2012 guard Myles Davis of Notre Dame Prep, who’s considering Pitt, Georgetown, Villanova and Xavier; and 6-11 center Lekan Ajayi of Quality Education (N.C.), who’s looking at Seton Hall, Florida, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Loyola Marymount.
A dozen players signed or committed to Big East programs are also expected, including three future St. John’s players, Maurice Harkless, Sir’Dominic Pointer and Dwight Meikle. Derrick Randall (Rutgers), Freddie Wilson (Seton Hall), Achraf Yacoubou (Villanova), Khem Birch (Pitt), Angel Nunez (Louisville), Jermaine Sanders (Cincinnati) and Ricardo Ledo (Providence) are also on the docket.
Fordham and Maryland also have commits playing in the event.
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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.