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.
Zena Edosomwan, a 6-foot-8 forward from Harvard-Westlake in Calif., has verbally pledged to Harvard and will enroll there in 2013 following a year at Northfield Mount Hermon.
“I picked Harvard because it is a great school and my relationship with Coach [Tommy] Amaker and Coach Yanni [Hufnagel],” he said by text.
Edosomwan picked Harvard over offers from UCLA, Texas, USC, Cal and Washington.
“I will bring toughness, defense, versatility and a winning attitude,” he said.
He will first prep a year for head coach John Carroll at NMH, a perennial national prep power.
Harvard-Westlake coach Greg Hilliard had previously said Edosomwan needed to get his SAT score up to qualify for Harvard.
“He still doesn’t have the index he’s after,” Hilliard said last week. “The last test he took in January is due back any day now. He still would have the opportunity to take it another time if he’s short.”
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.