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.
Wake Forest transfer Tyler Cavanaugh has committed to George Washington, a source told SNY.tv.
The 6-foot-9 junior forward also considered Butler and Dayton. Providence, Colorado, Oregon and Vanderbilt all wanted to get him on campus.
He must sit a year per NCAA regulations.
“I just felt very comfortable with the coaching staff and all the guys on the team,” Cavanaugh told SNY.tv. “I felt that it was the best fit for me academically and athletically.”
“Mike Lonergan was the first D-1 school to offer Tyler a scholarship four years ago in Orlando following his sophomore year of high school,” Albany City Rocks coach Jim Hart said of the GW coach. “He recruited Tyler for a year and a half and played against Tyler’s dad in College. GW will have four senior starters joining Tyler when he becomes eligible and they will be very good in the A-10. He loved the whole staff and Carmen Maciariello, a former City Rock alum, joined the staff in the spring. All three finalists have great teams and coaching staffs and Tyler’s main two goals were to get to the NCAA tournament twice and get a great education.”
He averaged 8.8 points and 3.8 rebounds over 21.2 minutes a game last season.
“In Tyler, GW gets a stretch four who also brings a great all-around skill set and an unparalleled toughness,” Hart said. “Tyler only showed flashes of what he is capable of at Wake Forest and I believe he will achieve his goal of getting to the Dance in each of his remaining two years and put up some very good numbers in the process.”
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.