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 tidal wave of transfers continues to splash both nationally and in the New York area.
Curtis Dennis, a 6-foot-5 wing from The Bronx who played at Toledo, is transferring to Iona and will be eligible immediately because Toledo is ineligible for the NCAA Tournament. This is his third school, including stops at New Mexico and Toledo.
“I chose Iona because of the coaching staff they have and the success they have brought not only to Iona College but to New York basketball,” Dennis, who averaged 11.7 points and 3.3 rebounds last season, told SNY.tv.
“I have one more year left and the opportunity to transfer right away and play in front of my family who mean the world to me and have an opportunity to win a championship and play in the NCAA Tournament or any other tournament I could not pass up.”
Dennis is the second Iona transfer this offseason, following former Iowa State guard Tavon Sledge of Long Island. They landed former Arizona point guard Lamont “Momo” Jones a year ago and he obtained a hardship waiver to play immediately, ultimately helping the Gaels make the NCAA Tournament.
The Gaels also lost a one-year transfer, guard Kyle Smyth, to Seton Hall.
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.