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.
Less than a month after leaving Rutgers in the wake of the Mike Rice scandal, Seagears is departing another school, too.
Auburn announced that the 6-foot-1 point guard was moving on from the SEC program in order to return closer to his home in Silver Spring, MD.
“Jerome came to me and expressed that he hadn’t truly recovered emotionally from his time at Rutgers,” Auburn Head Coach Tony Barbee said in a statement. “It is important to him that he continues his academic and athletic career closer to home where he can be near his immediate family and get the support system that he needs.”
Seagears had also been considering Arkansas, Baylor, Marquette, Cincinnati and West Virginia, but sources close to Seagears told SNY.tv it’s possible he could return to Rutgers.
He averaged 6.5 points and 2.6 assists last season.
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.