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.
Isaiah Williams, a 6-foot-7 wing from Newark, has committed to Iona but will spend at least one year at the State College of Florida-Manatee.
Williams previously committed to Iona and then left Marshall this past year after he was deemed to be “not in good academic standing,” a source told SNY.tv.
“Isaiah will be a tremendous addition for the Gaels,” Florida-Manatee coach Brock Erickson told SNY.tv. “His length and ability to stroke the 3 are a perfect fit for coach [Tim] Cluess‘ system.
“I believe he will have a chance to make an immediate impact and is a future all-conference player in the MAAC. Isaiah signed here last week and I already have calls from high-major schools for him.”
“Williams is a 6-7 guard who scores in bunches, passes extremely well and runs the point,” said his former coach, Vincent Robinson, of The Robinson School when he first chose Iona. “He makes everyone around him better and can play multiple positions.”
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.