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.
John Shurna, a 6-foot-9, 222-pound shooter who is Northwestern’s all-time leading scorer, has signed a one-year partially guaranteed deal with the Knicks, his agent, Mark Bartelstein, told SNY.tv.
Shurna averaged 20 points and 5.4 rebounds last season at Northwestern, shooting 44 percent from beyond the arc.
He could play a role similar to Steve Novak, the 3-point ace who re-signed with the Knicks in the offseason.
“Tremendous shooter/scorer,” Bartelstein said. “He’s Northwestern’s all-time leading scorer. He’s very athletic.”
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.