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.
The Mary Kline Classic is an elite 28-man game featuring high school talent from all over the Mid-Atlantic region.
The Mary Kline Classic is a charitable event to raise money to fight cancer. All of the money from the event will be donated to the American Cancer Society and the National Brain Tumor Foundation.
The event is being held in loving memory of my late Mother. When I was five years old my Mother was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. While doctors gave her only 18 months to live, she kept fighting for five years as a result of the excellent medical care and the love and support of both me and my father. Although my Mom has been gone for six years she is still with me in my heart.
The Mary Kline Classic is my way of honoring my brave and wonderful Mom who spent all of her time with me for as long as she could.
The event will take place on Saturday May 28th at The Pennington School in Pennington, New Jersey. Admission is $10 at the door and donations are encouraged.
For more information, contact Alex Kline at [email protected]The Black & Red GameRed TeamJohn Johnson, Life Center (NJ), PittsburghJabril Trawick, Abington Friends (PA), GeorgetownAngel Nunez, Notre Dame Prep (MA), LouisvilleKhem Birch, Notre Dame Prep (MA), PittsburghMoussa Kone, Frederick Douglas (NY), HofstraChandler Fraser-Pauls, Pennington (NJ), LafayetteJayson Johnson, Life Center (NJ), N/AShaq Duncan, Robinson School (NJ), Morgan StateJordan Allen, Long Island Lutheran (NY), HofstraErik Copes, Imotep Charter (PA), George WashingtonEric Fanning, Perkiomen (PA), N/ARamon Johnson, Robinson School (NJ), N/AAnd one guest player to be announced the day of the game…Black TeamMichael Carter-Williams, St. Andrew’s (RI), SyracuseMaurice Harkless, South Kent (CT), St. John’sTyler Harris, St. Benedict’s (NJ), NC StateDerrick Randall, South Kent (CT), RutgersAaron Brown, Pennwood (PA), West VirginiaAnthony Gaffney, Pennington (NJ), N/AIsaiah Williams, Robinson School (NJ), N/ADevin Coleman, Friends Central (PA), ClemsonKhalid Lewis, Trenton Catholic (NJ), DelawareBruce Brittingham, Perkiomen (PA), N/AJerrell Wright, Dobbins Tech (PA), La SalleWill Wise, Hun (NJ), UMBCShakore Grant, Appoquinimink (DE), DuquesneHere is a rundown of the event6-6:15 – Opening Statements & Player Introductions6:20-6:50 – Three Point Shootout7:00-7:40 – Slam Dunk Contest7:50-8:10 – Team Warm-ups, Layup Lines & Meeting8:10-8:15 – National Anthem sung by Erin Murphy8:15-9:30 – Classic Game & Halftime Entertainment
9:35-9:45 – Award Ceremony & Conclusion
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.