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.
Wade Baldwin, one of the top shooting guards in the Class of 2014 out of the Sports U AAU program and St. Joe’s-Metuchen High School, will be contributing periodically to ZAGSBLOG entering his junior season. Here’s his first entry:
Whats up, basketball world?
I’m the new guy to look out for on the circuit!
This AAU season was a blessing for me to play against some of the best kids in the entire country and play against the best teams. I went to Hoop Group Camp, The Reebok Breakout Challenge, and the Under Armour grind session. All the camps had a lot of talent and thankfully I performed quite well in all of them.
My plans for the fall are to get my new high school team on top! I’m now going to St. Joseph’s Metuchen, who were back-to-back state champs. My goal this year is to make it back-to-back-to-back state champs and also win the Tournament of Champions (TOC’s). This year in high school we are going to be going to North Carolina over Christmas and also play in a tournament in Florida. It should be real exciting and I cant wait to play agianst the best competition and win.
As far as recruiting goes I hold offers from Northwestern, Seton Hall, Harvard, St. Joe’s, Temple, Richmond, Rice, UMass, Boston U and Iona and to go along with a lot other interest!
I’m really blessed to be in the position I’m in at only 16 years old but still pray and continue to work hard to get every school in the country to either offer or have interest over my remaining years in high school.
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.