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.
One day after putting up a career-high 13 assists and nine points in a 78-67 win over No. 2 Ohio State, Kansas senior guard Tyshawn Taylor will undergo surgery on his right knee today, according to the Kansas City Star.
He could miss a “handful of games,” the paper said.
During practice Monday, Taylor sprained his medial collateral ligament and tore his meniscus.
He played Tuesday against Long Beach State and was given the option of having the surgery Wednesday, but Taylor declined.
“I wasn’t missing this game,” Taylor told the Star. “No discussion at all.”
Ohio State star Jared Sullinger did sit out the game with back spasms, but Taylor, the former St. Anthony star, insisted on playing.
“I can get on Ty, because he will turn it over every now and then,” Kansas coach Bill Self said, “but where would we be without him? We don’t win tonight unless he plays. I think everyone should appreciate how bad he wanted to be out there. He never once complained, never once said he was hurt.”
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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.