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.
Hofstra’s Coombs-McDaniel to Have Season-Ending Surgery
Hofstra forward Jamal Coombs-McDaniel will undergo season-ending knee surgery, a source with direct knowledge told SNY.tv Friday.
Coombs-McDaniel’s future remains in doubt because of his knee situation.
The 6-foot-7 forward hasn’t played since the 2010-11 season when he helped UConn win the national championship under then-coach Jim Calhoun. He averaged 4.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in his two-year career at UConn before transferring to Hofstra and sitting out last season.
Hofstra (3-8) is already playing with a limited roster after four players — sophomore Shaquille Stokes and freshmen Jimmy Hall, Kentrell Washington and Dallas Anglin —were arrested and suspeneded last month for a string of dorm burglaries.
Hofstra faces incoming Big East member Tulane (2014) on Saturday at the Barclays Center.
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.