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.
Matt Farrell, a 6-foot-2 point guard from Point Pleasant Beach (N.J.), verbally pledged to Boston College over Monmouth and Dartmouth on Tuesday.
“I wanna be challenged and I wanna see if I can play at the highest level,” Farrell said, according to Josh Newman of the Asbury Park Press.
Farrell is the second Point Pleasant player to pledge to a Division 1 school in recent weeks, following 6-8 forward Dom Uhl,who committed to Iowa on SNY,tv. He is BC’s first pledge in 2014.
“Matt is a highly skilled point guard who can shoot it and has a great feel for the game,” Point Pleasant Beach coach Nick Catania told SNY.tv. “He is super quick with the ball and makes his teammates around him better.
“However, the reason he will succeed at Boston College is because of his competitive spirit. He hates to lose.”
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.