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.
2016 Point Guard Ty Jerome Gets 25 Calls, Taking Visits
Ty Jerome, a 6-foot-3 2016 point guard from New Rochelle (N.H.) Iona Prep, heard from 25 college coaches after they were permitted to call as of midnight Sunday.
Creighton coach Greg McDermott was the first to call “shortly after midnight,” New Heights coach Chris Alesi said, and “he plans on checking out Creighton at the end of July after our last tournament in Kansas City.”
Before then, Jerome will visit Temple Wednesday, Rutgers Thursday and Rhode Island, Hofstra and Fordham “sometime next week,” Alesi said. He has already visited George Washington.
“Ty has as high a basketball IQ as any kid I’ve ever been around,” Alesi said. “His game has an old-school feel to it. He’s a winner who lives in the gym, a 6-3 point guard with elite shooting range and terrific play-making abilities.
“He’s a winner (New Heights 16U are ranked No. 1 in the country five FiveStarBasketball.com) and I feel he’s poised to have a huge July.”
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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.