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.
Special to ZAGSBLOGNORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. — Dillon Brooks has become a hot name quickly in the basketball world.
The 6-foot-6 Brooks out of CIA Bounce and Findlay Prep averaged 19.5 points in his first two games at Peach Jam, in a 64-60 loss to Each 1 Teach 1, and a 65-62 overtime win over Athletes First.
“Iowa State, Rhode Island, Illinois, Duquesne and New Mexico State have offered,” Brooks said. “I’m getting interest from Michigan, Michigan State, Kansas, Maryland, Washington, Washington State.”
He will be representing Canada in the FIBA games coming up soon in August. He says that it’s an honor to play for his country.
“It feels great,” Brooks said. “It’s great being here representing Canada. It’s on the rise, we’re starting to get talent, people from the past are paving the way for us with Anthony Bennett, Andrew Wiggins, Tyler Ennis, Xavier Rathan Mayes. They’re paving the way for us to get to play Division-1, and to get to the league.”
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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.