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.
BOSTON — One year at Iowa State proved to be enough for Tavon Sledge.
The 5-foot-9 Spring Valley, N.Y., native is transferring after his freshman season in hopes of getting more playing time at another school.
“The opportunity for playing time doesn’t exist for Tavon at Iowa State,” his mentor and former AAU coach, Mike Moore, told SNY.tv. “The feeling amongst many people in the basketball circles is that Tavon is a dynamic point guard who has tremendous upside. It’s also felt that in the right situation, Tavon has the ability to dominate at the point guard position.
“Tavon looks forward to this challenge and is excited to start anew. That being said, we want to express that we hold Coach [Fred] Hoiberg in the highest of esteem.”
Sledge played in just eight games for Iowa State, averaging 2.3 minutes and 1.0 point.
A teammate of current Milwaukee Bucks forward Tobias Harris at Half Hollow Hills West, Sledge initially chose Iowa State over West Virginia, St. John’s, Cincinnati, Seton Hall and Rutgers.
“He’s wide open,” Moore said. “He just got his release today. He just wants to go where an opportunity exists.”
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.