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.
Wiggins, Harrison Twins Headline Big Strick Classic
Ever since the Boost Mobile Elite 24 Game and the Jordan Brand Classic left the Big Apple, New York City has lacked a big-time high school basketball showcase.
That doesn’t appear to be the case anymore.
Donald Sparks and the organizers of “The Big Strick Classic” have lined up a heavyweight lineup for their game Aug. 11 in the Nat Holman Gym at City College.
The game is a memorial to the legendary streetball player John “Franchise” Strickland, and was known last year as “The Franchise Classic.”
This year’s event will feature a Who’s Who of national and New York-based talent and SNY.tv will be there to cover the event.
Here are the updated rosters:
2-Aaron Harrison Jr.
4-Marcus LoVett Jr.
9-Jalen Lindsey-Newly Added*
10-Kevaugh Allen-Newly Added*
11-Greg McClinton-Newly Added*
12-Kadeem Lattin-Newly Added*
13-Kuran Iverson-Newly Added*
Coaches: Aaron Harrison Sr. & Tony McIntyre
8- Emmanuel Mudiay
9- Chris McCullough
10-Adonis DelaRosa-Newly Added*
11- Isaiah Lewis-Newly Added*
12.- Jordan Washington-Newly Added*
Coaches: Dwayne “Tiny” Morton & Dave Britton
Dakari Johnson and Sindarius Thornwell dropped out due to injuries.
Jabari Bird dropped out due to a scheduling conflict.
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.