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.
Cory Joseph and Jordan Hamilton both left Texas early for the NBA.
Now both are headed to the D-League.
The San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday sent the 6-foot-3 Joseph to the Austin Toros. After coming out as a freshman, the former Findlay Prep star was the 29th pick in the first round of the NBA Draft. Joseph appeared in four games this year with the Spurs before being sent down.
The Denver Nuggets sent the 6-7 Hamilton to the Idaho Stampede. After coming out as a sophomore, Hamilton was picked 26th overall by Dallas and then dealt to Denver. He has not played this year for the Nuggets.
Tristan Thompson, who also left Texas after his freshman season and was the No. 4 overall pick, is averaging 8.3 points and 4.3 rebounds for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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.