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.
GALLOWAY, N.J. — One of the breakout stars of the July live period has to be St. Benedict’s Prep wing Kamall Richards.
After excelling at the Reebok Breakout Challenge, the 6-foot-6 Richards has picked up offers or interest from Marquette, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Florida International, Florida Atlantic, Fordham, Drexel, LIU, Northeastern, St. Joe’s and others.
“I feel real good,” he said last week at Stockton College. “The hard work is paying off. I’ve been in the gym a lot just trying to work on my game a lot.”
Richards’s outside shot has become much more consistent and he drilled several mid-and long-range jumpers at the Reebok Camp.
“That’s what I struggled with really, so I got in the gym and had to work on that,” he said.
Richards, who is leaning toward playing on the St. Ben’s postgrad team this year, said he plans to take a lot of visits in the fall and “narrow it down to about five, 10 schools and then go from there.”
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.