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.
UNION, N.J. — Georgetown is the latest program to offer Chris Silva, a 6-foot-8 forward from Roselle (N.J.) Catholic after Silva went off for 22 points and 15 rebounds with a slew of dunks Saturday night in an 82-65 loss to Montverde (FL) Academy.
Silva also had two clean blocks on LSU-bound forward Ben Simmons of Montverde.
“His upside right now, he’s playing with that enthusiasm that he had last year when he first came and he was running the floor and blocking shots,” RC assistant Tommy Sacks told SNY.tv.
“I told him, ‘Do what you do best,'” Sacks said. “Your offense will catch up to your game but rebound, defend, block shots and run the court. And that’s what he’s starting to do again.”
Silva also holds offers from Syracuse, SMU, Cincinnati, Villanova, Creighton, N.C. State, Miami, Rutgers and Seton Hall.
“After the season, we’re going to start setting up some official visits,” Sacks said.
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.