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.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Brayden Carr, who passed away Tuesday morning.
Brayden is the son of one of the nicest and most genuine guys in the basketball world — Rutgers Director of Basketball Operations Jimmy Carr and his wife, Natalie.
Brayden suffered from epileptic seizures of unknown origin since he was an infant, the subject of this earlier story.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Carr family,” said Rutgers coach Mike Rice. “Words cannot express the sorrow we all feel. Brayden’s courage and perseverance is a tribute to the human spirit. He remains an inspiration to all of us.”
As the father of two small children, I cannot possibly imagine how difficult this time must be for the Carr family, but know that our family sends its love, faith and support.
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.