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.
Jeremy Hazell didn’t hear his name called during Thursday’s NBA Draft, but his life did change during the course of it.
Between the 59th and 60th picks, Hazell’s agent, Seth Cohen, received a call from the Atlanta Hawks about Hazell coming in for a workout.
“The Atlanta Hawks called me and they want Jeremy coming to their camp on Sunday night for a week,” Cohen said by email. “They desperately need a 2 guard and they really like Jeremy. He had a great workout for them earlier this week.”
The 6-foot-5 Hazell scored more than 2,000 points at Seton Hall, but missed out on surpassingTerry Dehere as the program’s all-time leading scorer because he missed 13 games with a broken wrist. He was also the victim of a shooting during a robbery attempt gone bad on Christmas Day.
Hazell then missed an opportunity to showcase himself at the Portsmouth Invitational in April because his wrist was not completely healed.
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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.