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 Hoop Group is hosting the first annual “End of Summer” grassroots basketball tournament in Reading, Pa., on Sunday.
The End of Summer Classic is an invitation only event featuring many of the top programs from up and down the East Coast. The one-day event will showcase the top 17U, 16U and 15U stars from as far south as Maryland and as far north as Massachusetts.
Some of the teams confirmed for the event are New Heights NYC, Playaz Basketball Club, Baltimore Elite, New York Gauchos, Sports U / Team Izod, Team Philly, Players Teaching Players, Philly’s Finest, Jersey Shore Warriors, Mid-Atlantic Select, Team NJABC, New Jersey ShoreShots, Expressions, Mid-Penn Motion, Delaware Team Takeover, Long Island Lightning Dingle, BC Eagles and many more.
The End of Summer Classic will be held in six air conditioned gyms on the campus of Albright College in Reading, PA.
Many of the country’s best players are already confirmed to participate in the End of Summer Classic, including Kyle Anderson, Myles Davis and Savon Goodman (Playaz Basketball Club), Omar Calhoun and Jevon Thomas (Gauchos), Ricardo Ledo (Expressions), Kareem Canty and Kamari Murphy (LI Lightning-Dingle), Amile Jefferson (Philly’s Finest), Eric Fanning and Charles Cooke (Team NJ ABC) and Jimmy Hall and Chris Obekpa (New Heights).
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.