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.
Alex Kline spends much of his time reporting on where other teenagers will attend college.
But this time around, it is Kline himself who has breaking news to announce.
The 17-year-old recruiting guru who was recently featured in Sports Illustrated and serves as a contributor to ZAGSBLOG has chosen his college.
“Next year, I will be attending Syracuse University,” Kline, a senior at The Pennington (N.J.) School, told SNY.tv.
“At Syracuse, I will be studying communications at one of the top programs in the country, the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. I will major in Public Relations (and may switch after a year or two) with hopes of completing a minor in Sports Management at the Whitman School of Management, as well.
“I chose Syracuse University because it was the perfect fit for me academically and socially. The campus is an ideal size and the distance from home is perfect. The opportunities, faculty, potential internships, students and Newhouse, itself, were all focal points in my decision. With an education and degree from Syracuse University the sky is the limit for me.
“Although it is tempting to get involved with Syracuse University’s basketball program, I will have no involvement with the team whatsoever. There will be no favoritism or affiliation with the squad and I will continue to work at The Recruit Scoop as a recruiting analyst.
“I chose Syracuse University over some great programs in Villanova, Rutgers, Hofstra, Xavier, Temple and UConn.”
We wish Alex the best of luck in his future endeavors.
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.