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.
St. Patrick and St. Anthony, the top two high school teams in the nation, are hurtling toward a showdown on March 10 in the New Jersey state tournament.
In this interview, Mike Kinney of The Star-Ledger calls the showdown the “biggest game” of his 28-year-tenure covering New Jersey high school basketball.
“As far as quality teams, as far as national exposure, this has to the biggest game because one and two in the country has never happened before,” Kinney said.
We also discussed Kentucky-bound Michael Gilchrist of St. Patrick, 6-8 St. Anthony junior point guard Kyle Anderson and 6-10 St. Pat’s freshman Dakari Johnson.
Kinney also gave his list of Top 5 all-time Garden State guards: Dajuan Wagner (Camden), Kyrie Irving (St. Pat’s), Bobby Hurley (St. Anthony), Randy Foye (Newark East Side) and Shaheen Holloway (St. Pat’s.)Read Mike’s article on his choices here.
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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.