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.
Kemba Walker went 8 of 22 in UConn’s stunning 76-74 upset of No. 1 Pitt in the Big East tournament.
But only one shot mattered.
“I was going to got to the basket on him [Gary McGhee],” Walker said. “I was going to penetrate and get a layup or a foul for a teammate but he fell so I was able to get a clean look at the rim so I took a shot.”
“There’s nothing better than hitting a game-winning shot in your home town.”
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.