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.
Rutgers head coach Mike Rice secured a major recruiting coup when he landed Elijah Carter during the late signing period.
After initially signing with St. Bonaventure out of St. Anthony, Carter did a prep year at Brewster (N.H.) Academy and saw his recruitment take off. He ultimately chose to stay at home and play for Rutgers, where he will join a talented group of incoming guards that includes Myles Mack and Jerome Seagears.
On Tuesday night Carter went off for 40 points to lead Stevens Gutter Cleaning to a 118-110 victory over T&T Coast in the Jersey Shore Basketball League.
“I felt really good coming out. I thought I would be tight from weightlifting earlier, but I felt good the whole way,” Carter told Josh Newman of the Asbury Park Press. “My teammates trusted me and I trusted my teammates and things have gotten better for me.”
Carter scored 17 points in the fourth quarter and was aided by Mack’s 19 points and eight assists and Seagears’ 18 points.
“Staying in the same dorm together, eating together, going to class together and playing together. It’s all starting to pay off,” Carter told the Asbury Park Press. “This has given us a chance to play against other elite players from other colleges and guys from overseas, so this has been very good.”
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.