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.
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. — Famed St. Patrick High School will reopen as The Patrick School this fall instead of closing due to financial reasons.
“We are definitely open,” basketball coach Chris Chavannes told SNY.tv, adding that the school will re-open at 555 Morris Ave. in Elizabeth, less than a block from Kean College.
Chavannes said the team will remain a member of the NJSIAA and will remain in the Watchung Conference of the Union County Conference.
Current NBA players Kyrie Irving and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist are both helping their alma mater out financially, a source close to the situation told SNY.tv.
Irving was the No. 1 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft out of Duke and Kidd-Gilchrist was the No. 2 pick out of Kentucky in 2012.
The school currently has 165 registered students and the freshman class comprises 43, the source said. The senior class will be capped at 50 students.
The basketball team will continue to play at a high level, including a game against St. Benedict’s Prep Jan. 19 at the Dan Finn Classic.
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.