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.
Newton, Whitehead Combine for 60 in 8EYE Classic; Sharette Dixon Rosters
Ja’Quan Newton and Isaiah Whitehead talked briefly over the summer about playing together in college.
That never materialized, but they did team up Friday night in the 8EYE Classic at Ben Franklin High School in Philadelphia.
The Miami-bound Newton went for 34 points and the Seton Hall-bound Whitehead tallied 26 as the White team beat the Blue squad, 126-115.
“It was great,” the 6-foot-4 Whitehead of Brooklyn Lincoln told SNY.tv. “I love Philly. They show a lot of love when they see talent. No hating, not nothing, it was a great atmosphere.”
Junior forward Derrick Jones of Radnor (Pa.) Archbishop Carroll — who holds offers from Kentucky, Kansas and Syracuse, among others — added 16 points in the win.
Vanderbilt commit Wade Baldwin of St. Joe’s-Metuchen and Isaiah Briscoe of Roselle (N.J.) Catholic tallied 24 points apiece in the loss.
Whitehead, Briscoe and Baldwin will also participate in the Sharette Dixon Classic Oct. 19 at the Gauchos Gym in The Bronx, while Whitehead plans to attend Seton Hall’s Midnight Madness Oct. 25.
SHARETTE DIXON ROSTERSNYC UpperclassmenCoaches: Terrence “Munch” Williams/ Oz Cross
Isaiah Whitehead Abraham Lincoln
Khadeen Carrington Bishop Loughlin
Mike Williams Bishop Loughlin
Shavar Newkirk Cardinal Hayes
Desure Buie Wings Academy
Cheick Diallo Our Savior New American
Matt Ryan Iona Prep
Terry Larrier The Phelps School
Jessie Govan St. Mary’s
Desi Rodriguez Abraham Lincoln
Marvin Prochet Long Island Lutheran
Jonathan Nwankwo Monsignor Scanlan
Nathan Ekwu Cardinal Hayes
NJ UpperclassmenCoach: Brian Coleman
Isaiah Briscoe Roselle Catholic
Wade Baldwin St. Joe’s Metuchen
Quadri Moore Linden
Moustapha Diagne Pope John XXIII
Chris Silva Roselle Catholic
Nasir Barrino Hudson Catholic
Elijah Cain St. Benedict’s
Paul Jorgensen Don Bosco Prep
Jeromy Rodriguez Pope John XXIII
Tarin Smith St. Anthony’s
Cheddi Mosley St. Anthony’s
Karl Charles Rutgers Prep
Marcus McDuffie St. Anthony’s
Photo: Kelly Kline/ UA
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.