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.
In preparation for his tenure as coach of the Dominican Republic National Team during Olympic qualifying, Kentucky coach John Calipari will lead the Dominicans against a team of Kentucky pros.
The Kentucky roster will reportedly include Rajon Rondo, John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Bledsoe, Nazr Mohammed, Tayshaun Prince, Keith Bogans and Jodie Meeks, and will be coached by Joe B Hall and Sam Bowie. No Enes Kanter though.
Calipari’s Dominican team is slated to include NBA players Franciso Garcia, Charlie Villanueva and Al Horford.
The game will take place Aug. 15 at 7:30 at Rupp Arena.
Tickets are available at Tickemaster.
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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.