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.
New York City to Host Big Strick, Reebok Classic X and Elite 24 in August
The July live period may be over, but grassroots hoops will be alive and well in New York City in the month of August.
Across the next few weeks, the Big Apple will host the Big Strick Classic this Saturday, Aug. 9, the Reebok Classic X Aug. 11 at Rucker Park and the Elite 24 Aug. 23 in Brooklyn.
We covered the Big Strick here, which will feature some of the top players in the Classes of 2015 — Carlton Bragg, Jaylen Brown and Stephen Zimmerman — and 2016 — Rawle Alkins, Miles Bridges and T.J. Gibbs.
The Reebok Classic X takes place Monday at Rucker Park and will feature Donovan Mitchell, Elijah Thomas, Admon Gilder, Derrick Jones, Abdul Ado, Skal Labissiere, Corey Sanders and Dwayne Bacon.
Jones, Sanders and Bacon will play in both games.
The Elite 24 rosters were announced Wednesday. Here they are.
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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.