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 case there was any doubt that high school players across the nation hold the IS8 league in Queens in high regard, consider this.
Tony Parker is skipping his weekend visit to Georgetown in order to play with Kyle Anderson and the Playaz Basketball club in the IS8 semifinals Saturday.
Our Savior New American will meet the Panthers in one semifinal at 11 a.m., while the Playaz will take on Mount Vernon in the other semifinal at 12:30.
“New York saturday with the bro @KyleAnderson5,” Parker tweeted.
The news of skipping the Georgetown visit was first reported by Jason Jordan of ESPN, and Parker confirmed it via text.
The 6-foot-9 Parker has taken officials to Ohio State, UCLA and Memphis and will trip to Duke Oct. 28. He recently said he is still considering five schools — Duke, Ohio State, Memphis, Georgetown and UCLA.
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.