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 attorney for Tanesha Boatright, the mother of UConn freshman guard Ryan Boatright, hopes his situation “is resolved soon.”
“Tanesha is cooperating with the NCAA and we’re hoping that it’s resolved soon, but that is in large part beyond our control,” Scott Tompsett old SNY.tv Friday by phone. “Beyond that I can’t make any comment.”
Tompsett is quite familiar with NCAA infractions cases, having repped former Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez and former USC assistant coach Todd McNair.
As the NCAA investigated his AAU days in Chicago, Boatright missed the first six games of UConn’s season during the NCAA’s first review. The Huskies went 5-1 during the stretch.
Since he was shut down a second time Jan. 13, the Huskies are 1-1, including Wednesday’s 70-67 loss to Cincinnati at home.
“Honestly, I don’t think we would have lost if we had Ryan,” Shabazz Napier told The Hartford Courant. “It’s like last year, when I’d come in as a second ball-handler and it would free Kemba. If we had Ryan, it might have freed Jeremy [Lamb] up more.”
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.